Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having normal visual acuity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having normal visual acuity.

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

  • n. normal visual acuity, as measured by the ability to read charts at a distance of 20 feet

Etymologies

From a method of testing vision by reading charts at a distance of 20 feet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a method of testing vision by reading charts at a distance of 20 feet. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However the eminent all rounder will be continuing playing cricket as far as fifty over game and twenty-twenty version are concerned.

    Extraordinary people - Dean du Plessis - The blind cricket commentator

  • With the benefit of twenty-twenty hindsight, it would have been more effective if we had done a few things differently.

    Reza Marashi: WikiLeaks: U.S.-Iran Relations "Now What" Moment?

  • We have examples of some of those people who require eyeglasses in one identity and have twenty-twenty vision in another identity.

    The Shadow of Your Smile

  • Mahendra singh dhoni has lived upto to everybody's expectation by consecutive win over the top leading teams like australia, england, south africa, twenty-twenty cup, gavaskar-border cup, england series with 5 wins in five matches.

    Mahindra singh dhoni is turning out to be the most successful captain

  • POPPY HARLOW, CNNMONEY. COM: Hindsight's twenty-twenty, but Heidi, a new report out this morning, pretty disturbing coming from the inspector general of TARP, Neil Barofsky, saying that the feds weren't entirely honest with the public when you look back at when the TARP program started.

    CNN Transcript Oct 5, 2009

  • Despite all of the so-called experts who, with twenty-twenty hindsight, are now criticizing that "decision," at the time the war ended there was not a single head of state, diplomat Middle East expert, or military leader who, as far as I am aware, advocated continuing the war and seizing Baghdad.

    'Was It Worth It? You Bet.'

  • The June Cleavers of this country should have backed Al Gore in 2000 yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'The June Cleavers of this country should have backed Al Gore in 2000'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: If hindsight is truly twenty-twenty it is my opinion that these Evangelicals namely Baptists bet on the wrong horse if they wanted women home bare feet and pregnant by supporting George W. Bush.

    The June Cleavers of this country should have backed Al Gore in 2000

  • If hindsight is truly twenty-twenty it is my opinion that these Evangelicals namely Baptists bet on the wrong horse if they wanted women home bare feet and pregnant by supporting George W. Bush.

    The June Cleavers of this country should have backed Al Gore in 2000

  • My guess is that, like most of us with twenty-twenty hindsight, they would have envisioned the future and acted in accordance with it to maximize the health of their company and the success of their particular business.

    Reposition Yourself

  • Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but it is already clear that this is a failure of monumental proportions by members of the government from the top on down.

    More than a tragedy — a scandal « BuzzMachine

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