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1The state or condition of being unable to see because of injury, disease, or a congenital condition.‘a leading cause of blindness in the elderly’‘the field of vision gradually narrows and blindness can result’
- ‘She runs the place for her father, whose blindness forced him into retirement.’
- ‘He is utterly happy, and so is she, and despite his blindness and being a cripple, she accepts his hand in marriage.’
- ‘She is soon faced with the prospect of total blindness.’
- ‘The dashing hero is a former pilot stricken with impending blindness.’
- ‘Agamemnon maintains that his blindness was an act of the gods.’
- ‘There is a slight possibility that the scar tissue could grow over the pupil, causing blindness.’
- ‘This deficiency is the single-most important cause of blindness in about half a million children annually.’
- ‘Some 8 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women have some form of color blindness.’
- ‘His poems contain many references to sight and blindness.’
- ‘Lutein is a carotenoid thought to protect against age-related eye problems and blindness.’
2Lack of perception, awareness, or judgement; ignorance.‘this policy is based on willful blindness to economic reality’
- ‘Willing blindness seems to prevail among farmers who refuse to understand the idiocy of pricing milk at wildly differing price levels.’
- ‘In the confusion, he berates his lamenting fellow-citizens for their blindness, an image emphasizing the human dilemma of uncertain truth.’
- ‘The sheer moral blindness they displayed was breathtaking.’
- ‘They burned all the books in the blindness of their religious fervor.’
- ‘This sets apart the hero and villain, and also shows the blindness of society at that time.’
- ‘Its resolute blindness to empirical matters of power and politics in organizational structuring is obvious.’
- ‘Youthful stupidity and not a small amount of cultural blindness are things common to most people.’
- ‘This is epitome of blindness, that mere externalities blind one to reality, even when it is right before one's face.’
- ‘Thoroughly frustrated with the blindness of his countrymen, he resolved to establish a community in America.’
- ‘Once the agreement is made, willful blindness will not save the co-conspirators from being responsible for other conspirators' acts.’
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