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  • n. blindness

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  • n. Blindness.

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  • n. Blindness.

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  • n. the state of being blind or lacking sight


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From Latin caecitas, from caecus, blind with -itas, -ity.


  • After light's term, a term of cecity: the best hope for the future, that light will return and banish the follies, sophistries, delusions, which have accumulated in the darkness.

    Matthew Arnold

  • You have divine insights, as we all have, of heaven, all of us with whom the mortal mind does not cake and obstruct into cecity.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • I can only marvel at the utter want of comprehension and appreciation with which this critic read what he wrote about: one hemisphere of his brain must have been otherwise occupied and his mental cecity makes him a phenomenon even amongst reviewers.

    Arabian nights. English

  • cecity’ (Hooker), ‘fastide’ and ‘trutinate’ (_State Papers_),

    English Past and Present

  • Mu’ezzin is preferred, and many ridiculous stories are told about men who for years have counterfeited cecity to live in idleness [.] 61 I have illustrated this chapter, which otherwise might be unintelligible to many, by a plan of the

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah


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  • The peace of the house may require

    A deaf ear to what could transpire.

    A prudent necessity

    Is selective cecity -

    To act the benevolent liar.

    August 22, 2017