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1‘she has excellent sight’
eyesight, vision, eyes, faculty of sight, power of sight, ability to see, visual perception, observation
2‘her first sight of it gave her a severe shock’
view, glimpse, seeing, glance at, look at
3‘he was almost within sight of the enemy’
range of vision, field of vision, view
4‘we are all equal in the sight of God’
perception, judgement, belief, opinion, point of view, view, viewpoint, outlook, observation
thinking, way of thinking, mind, perspective, standpoint
verdict, estimation, feeling, sentiment, impression, idea, notion
5‘the town's historic sights’
landmark, place of interest, thing worth seeing, distinctive feature, prominent feature, monument, spectacle, scene, view, area, landscape, display, show, exhibition, curiosity, rarity, beauty, marvel, wonder, splendour
informal something to write home about
6‘I changed so quickly into these clothes I must be a sight’
eyesore, spectacle, monstrosity, horror, mess
fright, blot on the landscape
1‘one of the helicopters has sighted wreckage in the area’
glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, catch sight of, see, spot, spy, notice, observe, make out, pick out, detect, have sight of
informal clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on
literary espy, behold, descry
‘they turned off the main road and caught sight of the cottage’
glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, see other, spot, spy, notice, observe, make out, discern, pick out, sight, detect, have sight of
clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on
espy, behold, descry
‘a camera should be kept out of sight as it is seen as a tool of espionage’
hidden, concealed, not visible, unseen, invisible, screened, covered, disguised, camouflaged, obscured, secret
secreted, tucked away
‘she set her sights on a teaching career’
aspire to, aim at, aim for, try for, strive for, strive towards, work towards, be after, want, seek, have in view, think of, hope for
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