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[see-ing] /ˈsi ɪŋ/
in view of the fact that; considering; inasmuch as.
the act of a person who sees.
the sense of sight.
Origin of seeing
First recorded in 1495-1505; see1 + -ing2
Related forms
unseeing, adjective
unseeingly, adverb
unseeingness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for unseeingly
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  • He put out his hand and took the money and looked at it unseeingly, turning it over and over in his fingers.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
  • Flamby tapped her foot upon the carpet and stared down at it unseeingly.

  • The faded eyes bolted, and swept wearily and unseeingly over the lake.

    Two on the Trail Hulbert Footner
  • He lifted his tumbler, stared at it, then unseeingly out across the room, and his lip twitched in a half smile.

  • His father sat down, keeping his swollen eyes on the motoring-cap which, unseeingly, he turned and turned in his hands.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • She was sitting up in bed, her bright, hot eyes staring at them unseeingly.

  • His thoughts were as twisted as were the meandering paths and walks he trod so unseeingly.

    Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans
  • Ilya Simonov stared nervously and unseeingly out a window while he waited.

    Freedom Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The president's right-hand man looked off into a corner of the room, unseeingly.

    Combat Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He removed the covering and peeped slantwise at the strange woman who stared at him unseeingly with large, bright eyes.

    The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt
British Dictionary definitions for unseeingly


the sense or faculty of sight; vision
(astronomy) the quality of the observing conditions (especially the turbulence of the atmosphere) during an astronomical observation
(subordinating) often foll by that. in light of the fact (that); inasmuch as; since
Usage note
The use of seeing as how as in seeing as (how) the bus is always late, I don't need to hurry is generally thought to be incorrect or non-standard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unseeingly



c.1300, present participle adjective from see (v.). Seeing Eye dog first attested 1929, American English, trademarked by Seeing Eye Inc. of New Jersey.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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