from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Completely blind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Blind as a stone; wholly blind, either literally or figuratively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective As blind as a stone; completely blind.

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  • adjective Completely blind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective completely blind


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  • If you see my blog you will see a Wilfred Owen sonnet I've read recently; 'Hospital Barge at cerisy' and I've also been readin 'February Afteroon' by Edward Thomas which ends in the lines "And God still sits aloft in the array, That we have wrought him, stone-deaf and stone-blind."

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  • The great Sesostris died stone-blind and his successor lost his sight for ten years

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I long for somewhat of those fruits, but we are as thou seest: I am a cripple and my mate here is stone-blind; so what shall we do?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufferance, — by your sufferance.

    The American Scholar

  • He was stone-blind in both eyes, had several tumours, and a broken leg, which showed no symptoms of ever having begun to heal.

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  • It was not the ordinary darkness, in which forms can be faintly traced; it was like going suddenly stone-blind.

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  • But what was remarkable in the lady was, that although her features were handsome, and upon the whole pleasing, the pupil of each eye was dimmed with the whiteness of cataract, and she was evidently stone-blind.

    The Purcell Papers

  • Sesostris the Great died stone-blind; his successor lost his sight for ten years, and the

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  • Besides being a sentimentalist he was a romantic, a vain fellow, a man of wild passions, a little blind in one eye and almost stone-blind in the other.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • And if she tried to ride closer, they would tell her to keep an eye on Logain, or simply stare at her until only a stone-blind fool could keep her nose where it did not belong.

    The Fires of Heaven


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