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[lawng-sahy-tid, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈsaɪ tɪd, ˈlɒŋ-/
farsighted; hypermetropic.
having great foresight; foreseeing remote results.
Origin of long-sighted
First recorded in 1780-90
Related forms
long-sightedness, noun Unabridged
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  • After travelling a few miles I espied a black speck very far away, for I am long-sighted.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • Ratman is too long-sighted not to see that I can help him in the matter, and that on my own terms.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • I know now that Larsan, or Ballmeyer, is long-sighted and that these glasses belonged to him.

  • Her eyes well-opened and blue-grey, long-sighted and extremely honest.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • The landlord could not see all this so sharply, being confused, and not so long-sighted as Tom.

  • He was long-sighted, and he had seen very well who it was that was talking to Meg in the road.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • I look upon a long-sighted man as a brute who, not being able to see with his mind, is obliged to see with his body.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • Fig. 118a represents the normal condition of a long-sighted eye.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • The simple eyes are supposed, by Professor Mller, to be the short-sighted eyes, and the compound eyes the long-sighted ones.

British Dictionary definitions for long-sighted


related to or suffering from hyperopia
able to see distant objects in focus
having foresight
Derived Forms
long-sightedly, adverb
long-sightedness, noun
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