Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being sightless; blindness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being sightless: want of sight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being blind or lacking sight

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Examples

  • He closed his visionless eyes and tried to imagine the dexterous maneuver he had performed so many times in daylight without the encumbrances of water and pressure, of sightlessness and currents.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Jason was at her side before she realized it, as if he understood all too well her fear of sightlessness-of course, he had been only a few feet away, and no longer needed to worry about erasing the chalk-marks by striding directly across to her.

    red dust

  • When an epidemic of sightlessness overwhelms an unnamed metropolitan hub, the afflicted are herded into a decommissioned sanitarium, quarantined by the government and kept under armed guards until an answer can be found.

    Hasta la vista

  • In their sightlessness, the internees leave their past lives behind, reaching out to one another in more ways than one to form bonds that would seem ridiculous by light of day.

    Hasta la vista

  • His eyes seemed to possess the frosted blue sightlessness of a man with severe cataracts.

    Rain Gods

  • It made her feel strong, in command, it could bring out her sense of pity, it could do lots of things, my sightlessness.

    'Homer & Langley'

  • Through it all, the seer (Julianne Moore), known only as "the doctor's wife," feigns sightlessness to be able to look after her blind husband.

    A World Gone Blind

  • In the final, eight-year rollup to his now five-year sightlessness, Floyd always avoided the Internet.

    Russell Shaw: Larry Craig's Actions Point To The Way Rural Men are Raised In America

  • This is one movie where sightlessness might be a blessing. rreed@observer.com

    Darkness Visible

  • It was evident to me then, in the spontaneity and sheer playfulness of the words and music I was hearing, he was not stumbling over or trumpeting his sightlessness.

    Rahsaan as Orpheus

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