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


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


  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • To be absolutely wise and good — that is perfection; and the Theosophist is so keen-sighted as to have observed that everything desirous of improvement eventually attains perfection.

    Yet Another Creationist Meltdown - The Panda's Thumb

  • She was a keen-sighted little person, and soon found that the world had belied poor George Fitz – Boodle; who, instead of being the cunning monster people supposed him to be, was a simple, reckless, good-humored, honest fellow, marvellously addicted to smoking, idleness, and telling the truth.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • Yet hardheaded ‘captains of industry,’ financiers who pride themselves upon their cool-headed and keen-sighted business ability are dropping millions into rosewater philanthropies and charities that are silly at best and vicious at worst.

    “The true legacy of Margaret Sanger”-Ms.


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