The goal of my book is to empower people to see through this scheming.
These lenses white out my eyes entirely except for a small black spot in the center, which I see through.
The church had taught her to see through the eyes of others.
His name was Alexander, and he had a rifle in his hands, but the eyes you could see through the slit in the mask looked friendly.
“Snapping in a sudden heat of passion could account for much of what we see through the various pictures,” he argued.
Eventually he found a place from which he could see through a gap in the hedge.
When we came abreast of the crevasse, we could see through it to the country beyond.
Elvesdon, too, began to see through the veil—though not entirely.
Can't you see through a millstone when there is a hole in it?
The windows there were too dusty to see through, but at least there were windows.
Old English seon "to see, look, behold; observe, perceive, understand; experience, visit, inspect" (contracted class V strong verb; past tense seah, past participle sewen), from Proto-Germanic *sekhwanan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German sehan, Middle High German, German sehen, Old Frisian sia, Middle Dutch sien, Old Norse sja, Gothic saihwan), from PIE root *sekw- (2) "to see," which is probably identical with *sekw- (1) "to follow" (see sequel), a root which produced words for "say" in Greek and Latin, and also words for "follow" (cf. Latin sequor), but "opinions differ in regard to the semantic starting-point and sequences" [Buck]. Thus see might originally mean "follow with the eyes."
Used in Middle English to mean "behold in the imagination or in a dream" (c.1200), "to recognize the force of (a demonstration)," also c.1200. Sense of "escort" (e.g. to see someone home) first recorded 1607 in Shakespeare. Meaning "to receive as a visitor" is attested from c.1500. Gambling sense of "equal a bet" is from 1590s. See you as a casual farewell first attested 1891. Let me see as a pausing statement is recorded from 1510s. To have seen everything as a hyperbolic expression of astonishment is from 1957.
When you have seen one of their Pictures, you have seen all. [Blake, c.1811]
c.1300, "throne of a bishop, archbishop, or pope," also "throne of a monarch, a goddess, Antichrist, etc.," from Old French sie "seat, throne; town, capital; episcopal see," from Latin sedem (nominative sedes) "seat, throne, abode, temple," related to sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Early 14c. as "administrative center of a bishopric;" c.1400 as "province under the jurisdiction of a bishop."
[first noun sense perhaps an abbreviation of commendation]
Transparent; made of a very sheer fabric; peekaboo: a see-through blouse (1950+)
: While empty office buildings (colorfully called ''seethroughs'') cluttered the skylines, investors did manage to cut their overall tax bills (1990s+)