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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

eyesight

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Failing eyesight
Failing eyesight forced him to retire early.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
failing
▪ Her own body of work was complete five years ago, when failing eyesight and less mobile hands forced her to retire.
good
▪ That is why smell is so important to quadrupeds; erect animals with good eyesight can detect danger from far off.
▪ The story is that slightly better eyesight will enable animals to avoid death and find food slightly more effectively.
▪ You will need to be able to work for long periods with a high degree of accuracy, and have really good eyesight.
▪ Santa Clara was good for eyesight.
poor
▪ A military career had fascinated the young Makarenko, though he disliked it and had to be discharged on account of poor eyesight.
▪ Rather, poor eyesight uncorrected by glasses and harshly taxed by use may produce symptoms of strain, including headaches.
▪ Another poem of this period, addressed to the Duke of York, complains of his poor eyesight.
▪ Of course it's just possible that she has poor eyesight - a woman like that would be too vain to wear spectacles.
■ VERB
fail
▪ A quadriplegic who is nearly deaf and has failing eyesight, the 61-year-old sheik would seem to be powerless.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ an eyesight test
▪ My eyesight's got a lot worse over the last few years.
▪ You must have good eyesight. I can't even make it out from here.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Encourage residents to wash and iron their clothes where their eyesight and co-ordination are good.
▪ Failing eyesight was forcing him to retire.
▪ Frank was working for a large nursery and wanted to get into management when his eyesight started to fail.
▪ I assume you all know what raw ammonia does to the eyesight?
▪ Santa Clara was good for eyesight.
▪ She had discovered that he possessed the eyesight of a cat.
▪ She jumped to her death, and he lost his eyesight as the house fell in.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Eyesight

Eyesight \Eye"sight`\, n. Sight of the eye; the sense of seeing; view; observation.

Josephus sets this down from his own eyesight.
--Bp. Wilkins.

Wikipedia

Eyesight (song)

"Eyesight" is a song written and performed by James Brown. Released as a single in 1978, it charted #38 R&B. It also appeared on Brown's 1978 album Jam/1980's.

WordNet

eyesight

n. normal use of the faculty of vision [syn: seeing, sightedness]

Wiktionary

eyesight

n. 1 vision or the faculty of sight. 2 view or the range of vision.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

eyesight

c.1200, from eye (n.) + sight (n.).

Usage examples of "eyesight".

Clara might restore her eyesight, and in her old age she preferred her blindness.

Through blurring eyesight he caught the sight of faces: bandits, every one, judging from appearances.

He still had a little of his eyesight left, though within the following five years he would lose the last vestiges of it.

Aided by his marvelous new eyesight, he was able to steer well clear of these bodies of marine infantry.

Harry must have told Jane, since with eyesight like hers she could hardly have deciphered the advertisement.

His superior Vulcan eyesight had quickly adapted to the darkness, and he was able to read the faint markings of his tricorder.

They can see him too, they have eyesight like ten magnifying glasses, those things can count the change in your pocket.

Bats that rely on smell or eyesight to hunt tend to be frugivorous or nectarivorous.

If I could confuse this pleasant stranger with Fust, then my eyesight must be worse than I thought.

Now, even with superb eyesight, he began to have trouble locating places to lay over during the day, spots along the shore where he might hope to pass the daylight hours entirely unobserved.

She carried a long-handled lorgnette in her right hand, an affectation she had indulged in for as far back as Aidan could remember, though he suspected that, as with Wulf and his quizzing glass, she had perfect eyesight.

Not after he edited out the oncogenes and selected for longevity, good eyesight, good teeth, and the rest of it.

The ghastly realization undid him, that the conflagration must have spoiled his eyesight.

Long years ago we were forced to either lose the power uff vision entirely or adapt our eyesight to seeing in the dark.

Even his eyesight had begun to wham in and out a little, making dots of light race across his field of vision.