Definitions

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  • adjective having very keen vision
  • adjective capable of seeing to a great distance

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Examples

  • He had his eyes open always to my main chance, and he was both keen-sighted and far-sighted.

    THE HEATHEN

  • He had his eyes open always to my main chance, and he was both keen-sighted and far-sighted.

    THE HEATHEN

  • He had his eyes open always to my main chance, and he was both keen-sighted and far-sighted.

    THE HEATHEN

  • Many of the traits that Wills saw in Whicher became the stuff of the fictional detective hero: he was ordinary-looking, keen-sighted, sharp-witted, quiet.

    'The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective'

  • A good mind protects like a divinity; disenchantment is as keen-sighted as a surgeon; experience as foreseeing as a mother.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • A keen-sighted husband might no doubt remain in love with you, but what sort of gratitude could he feel in the long run for a woman who had made of duplicity a sort of moral armor, as indispensable as her stays?

    Letters of Two Brides

  • At the same time, the chandeliers and the flambeaux on the chimney-shelf shed such a flood of light on the two friends that their faces, strongly illuminated, failed, in spite of their diplomatic discretion, to conceal the faint expression of their feelings either from the keen-sighted countess or the artless stranger.

    Domestic Peace

  • What leveret could escape amidst so many keen-sighted hunters?

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • Paul Lucas has seen the remains of it and it is a fine thing to be as keen-sighted as Paul Lucas, but these dimensions are not the only difficulties which have exercised the learned.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • At the same time, the chandeliers and the flambeaux on the chimney-shelf shed such a flood of light on the two friends that their faces, strongly illuminated, failed, in spite of their diplomatic discretion, to conceal the faint expression of their feelings either from the keen-sighted countess or the artless stranger.

    Domestic Peace

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