- the power or faculty of seeing.
- the act or fact of seeing.
- the range of the eye: to come within eyesight.
Origin of eyesight
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Examples from the Web for eyesight
Her doctor had confirmed that her eyesight would never improve.
The woman had shingles and severe arthritis, and her eyesight and hearing were diminishing.
Petit says that somebody once told him they understood his reliance on his eyesight, his sense of touch, even his sense of smell.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope
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He contracts Kharga Fever, which renders him delirious and causes him gradually to lose his eyesight.The 2013 Novel of the Year Is…
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One photographer lost his eyesight when he was hit with a rubber bullet.Rage in Brazil
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Faith is the soul's eyesight; and when we possess it the world is never dark nor lonely.Biographical Stories
First of all, it was evident that he must turn back if he was to save his eyesight.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Low-lying alligator, evading the eyesight and discouraging hope!The Uncommercial Traveller
In the pursuit he lost his eyesight, lost his health, but never lost his love of truth.Self-Help
After the death of her husband, she had worked so late as to endanger her eyesight.His Masterpiece
- the ability to see; faculty of sight
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Word Origin and History for eyesight
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The faculty of sight; vision.
- Range of vision; view.
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