One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Unable to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point behind the retina; hyperopic.North American term far-sighted
- ‘Mr. Ramsay is long-sighted, able to see clearly at a distance, but his view is often blocked by obstacles at close range.’
- ‘We all get long-sighted as we get older, and the red end of the spectrum is where we are first affected.’
- ‘Left untreated, young children who are long-sighted may eventually lose vision in one eye.’
- ‘If you are diagnosed as long-sighted, it is likely that your optician will prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.’
- ‘They also check that a child can follow movement in the normal field of vision (looking up, down, and side to side), and is not short-sighted or long-sighted.’
- ‘In fact, many get so long-sighted they need reading glasses.’
- 1.1 Having imagination or foresight.
- ‘While some of its specifics are a problem, the overall argument provides a coherent, long-sighted perspective on this most restive period in the history of the stage.’
- ‘I think it the most long-sighted view it is possible to take.’
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