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dim-sightedness

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  • Naturally the sight is indistinct and purblind. 167 Along with which, although asleep, for the most part it does not enjoy visual repose. 168 Again, its very fleetness of foot contributes largely towards dim-sightedness.

    On Hunting

  • Thus blind was I in my desires; yet if a veil interposes between the dim-sightedness of man and his future calamities, the same veil hides from him their alleviations, and a grief which had not been feared is met by consolations which had not been hoped.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • Perhaps he laboured under that dim-sightedness which the disciples of Christ and the whole nation did concerning his earthly kingdom, victories, and triumphs: from which how distant (alas!) was this, that his forerunner and the chief minister should lie in chains!

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • If you are destined for an artist, you cannot long enough retain the dim-sightedness and innocence of which I speak; it is the beautiful hull upon the young bud; woe to us if we are forced too soon to burst it!

    Chapter XVI. Book IV

  • We had no cases of feigned insanity or any species of mania, but cases of imitated "moon blindness," or dim-sightedness, did occur now and again for the purpose of shirking night watch.

    Prisoners Their Own Warders A Record of the Convict Prison at Singapore in the Straits Settlements Established 1825

  • Thus blind was I in my desires; yet if a veil interposes between the dim-sightedness of man and his future calamities, the same veil hides from him their alleviations, and a grief which had not been feared is met by consolations which had not been hoped.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • One of them belonged to the chairman who had lost his glasses, adding dim-sightedness to his other failings. "

    The Saint on Guard

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