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stone-blind

[stohn-blahynd] /ˈstoʊnˈblaɪnd/
adjective
1.
completely blind.
Origin of stone-blind
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (north) staneblynde; see stone, blind
Related forms
stoneblindness, noun
Synonym Study
See blind.
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Examples from the Web for stone-blind
Historical Examples
  • We found out later that the old mare was stone-blind and locoed.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • It only shows how easy it is to see a fault in another, to which we are stone-blind in ourselves.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • My own vision, by the way, is reasonably good, if I may say so; at any rate I am not stone-blind.

    Birds in the Bush

    Bradford Torrey
  • But if I don't he says I'll certainly be stone-blind in six months.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • One of these men, stone-blind, was begging in the streets of Toronto.

  • But, alas, its color means nothing; poor Fanny is stone-blind!

    Dream Life Donald G. Mitchell
  • In her eagerness she called me stone-blind, whenever I could not see just the fish she meant.

    The Visionary Jonas Lie
  • Perhaps it is only men like this man, whose souls are stone-blind, that cannot see dimly the hidden shipwreck at hand.

    A Changed Heart May Agnes Fleming
  • His eyes were extinguished by ophthalmia, and there he sits, fronting the sunlight, stone-blind.

  • If there be anything visible or audible hereabout, then are we stone-blind and stone-deaf.

British Dictionary definitions for stone-blind

stone-blind

adjective
1.
completely blind Compare sand-blind
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