from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An impression of an object that remains in the retina after the object itself is removed from sight.


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  • The anguished dark face for an instant seemed to Oliver printed everywhere he looked, like after-vision on the eyelids.

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  • When this failed to appear, my field of after-vision was relatively free from distraction, and I could not help seeing what was unnoticed before.

    Response in the Living and Non-Living

  • The image of this had impressed itself on the retina without my knowledge, and had undoubtedly been producing the recurrent images which remained unnoticed because my principal field of after-vision was filled up and my attention directed towards the recurrent image of the window.

    Response in the Living and Non-Living


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