from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Distance to which the sight can reach or be thrown.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Distance to which the sight can reach; range of sight; eye-shot.
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I myself have often met with that temptation to vanity, if it were any; but am so far from finding it any pleasure, that it only makes me run faster from the place, till I get, as it were, out of sight-shot.