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seeing

[see-ing]
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conjunction
  1. in view of the fact that; considering; inasmuch as.
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noun
  1. the act of a person who sees.
  2. the sense of sight.
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Origin of seeing

First recorded in 1495–1505; see1 + -ing2
Related formsun·see·ing, adjectiveun·see·ing·ly, adverbun·see·ing·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for seeings

Historical Examples

  • I have had seeings of them by waters that flow by the mill town.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • I have seeings that the folks, they are almost through eating.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • As we went along, I had seeings the strings I have put on the bushes for the birds was gone.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • But to-day he had not seeings it was nt the blue one I had on.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • He wouldnt sayleastwise, I didnt ask him, seeings it was none of my business.

    First at the North Pole

    Edward Stratemeyer


British Dictionary definitions for seeings

seeing

noun
  1. the sense or faculty of sight; vision
  2. astronomy the quality of the observing conditions (especially the turbulence of the atmosphere) during an astronomical observation
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conjunction
  1. (subordinating often foll by that) in light of the fact (that); inasmuch as; since
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usage

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for seeings

seeing

adj.

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

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