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Sightlessness   Listen

The state of being blind or lacking sight.  Synonyms: blindness, cecity.

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"Sightlessness" Quotes from Famous Books

... by the light of its own desire. Its own white, cold light is so fierce that the other warm light of day is outshone, it is not, it does not exist. So the white eyes of the tiger gleam to a point of concentrated vision, upon that which does not exist. Hence its terrifying sightlessness. The something which I know I am is hollow space to its vision, offers no resistance to the tiger's looking. It can only see of me that which it knows I am, a scent, a resistance, a voluptuous solid, a struggling warm violence that ...
— Twilight in Italy • D.H. Lawrence

... song. Vaguely, as she watched them and listened to them, there came to her the idea of a unity of will in their motion, a unity of menace in their utterance—the idea of one monstrous and complex life! The sea lived: it could crawl backward and forward; it could speak!—it only feigned deafness and sightlessness for some malevolent end. Thenceforward she feared to find herself alone with it. Was it not at her that it strove to rush, muttering, and showing its white teeth, ... just because it knew that she ...
— Chita: A Memory of Last Island • Lafcadio Hearn

... and childish, whilst in daily life she looked a full, womanly woman. Strange, the naked way she clung to him! Almost like a sister, a younger sister! Or like a child! It filled him with a curious wonder, almost a bewilderment. In the dark sightlessness of passion, she seemed almost like a clinging child in his arms. And yet like a child who in some deep and essential way mocked him. In some strange and incomprehensible way, as a girl-child blindly obstinate in her deepest nature, she was against ...
— Aaron's Rod • D. H. Lawrence

Words linked to "Sightlessness" :   visual impairment, snow-blindness, sightless, snowblindness, cecity, eyelessness, anopia, legal blindness, visual defect, figural blindness, visual disorder, vision defect

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