- seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
Origin of nearsighted
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Examples from the Web for nearsighted
Sarah Farraday peered closely at her through her nearsighted eyes.
Miss Anstice peered here and there in her nearsighted fashion.Five Little Peppers at School
Persons that have unduly long eyeballs are, therefore, nearsighted.Physiology
Ernest G. Martin
Then they found out that I was too nearsighted to steer by the compass, and that was the end of it.The Soul of a Child
They were all in the brightness of the street light now, and Sarah brought her nearsighted gaze close to Jane's glowing face.
- Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
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