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- v. Present participle of blind.
- adj. Very bright (as if to cause blindness).
- adj. brilliant; marvellous
- adv. To an extreme degree; blindingly.
- n. The act of causing blindness
- n. A thin coat of sand or gravel used to fill holes in a new road surface
- n. A thin sprinkling of sand or chippings laid on a newly tarred surface
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of understanding; obscuring.
- n. A thin coating of sand and fine gravel over a newly paved road. See blind, v. t., 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making blind.
- n. A layer of sand and fine gravel laid over a road which has been recently paved, to fill the interstices between the stones.
- Making blind; depriving of sight or of understanding: as, a blinding storm of rain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shining intensely
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I don't want to use the term blinding light, but epiphany would be an appropriate term.
Sometimes she went out clubbing with the other toms, had what she called a blinding night and did not expect him to question her right to do this.
HARE: Well, this is always the trick, and this is why it's so important to do this in a scientifically rigorous fashion, with placebos and with what we call blinding.
There does seem to be an impression around that a few years ago some of us in the Bank of Canada were struck down on the road to inflation by a blinding light -- the word "blinding" is sometimes emphasized -- and experienced a sudden conversion to a new farout religion called monetarism.
Ziva teasing Tony on NCIS, who's dressed in blinding white disco duds as Saturday Night Fever's Tony Manero. ...
Training fails to adress the issue too-yet needs to to stop the waste of public money and resources on officers who wont work Friday and Saturday nights-if they cant take a bit of Fing and blinding from the Training Sgt how are they going to cope with someone trying to gouge their eyes out in a pub fight?
The rain, which had started at some point during my talk, was coming down in blinding sheets now, rendering the campus a muddy pit as we made our mad dash for the car.
If fact, so blinding is their hate for Bush, nutty libs will block progress (fair tax, Iraq war for example) just so they can blame Bush for failures they caused.
But then, we had to walk to and from school in blinding snow uphill ...
The cold should have scattered the clouds but halfway to the top the wind engulfed the men in blinding eddies of snow and ice.