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: having less than ¹/₁₀ of normal vision in the more efficient eye when refractive defects are fully corrected by lenses
: of or relating to sightless persons
: unable or unwilling to discern or judge
blind to a lover's faults
: having no regard to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction
: lacking a directing or controlling consciousness
: made or done without sight of certain objects or knowledge of certain facts that could serve for guidance or cause bias
a blind taste testcompare double-blind, single-blind
: having no knowledge of information that may cause bias during the course of an experiment or test
physicians blind to whether the test drug is administered
: lacking a growing point or producing leaves instead of flowers
: lacking a complete or legible address
: difficult to discern, make out, or discover
: hidden from sight : covered
: having but one opening or outlet
blinded; blinding; blinds
: to make blind
: something to hinder sight or keep out light: such as
: a window shutter
: a roller window shade
: a place of concealment
especially : a concealing enclosure from which one may shoot game or observe wildlife
: something put forward for the purpose of misleading : subterfuge
: a person who acts as a decoy or distraction
: to the point of insensibility
: without seeing outside an airplane
: without knowledge of certain facts that could serve for guidance or cause bias
tasted the wine blind
—used as an intensive
was robbed blind
Adjective our old blind cat kept walking into walls and furniture you'd have to be really blind to think that was a good idea Verb She was blinded as a child in a terrible fire. I was blinded by the sun as I came around the corner. He was blinded by love. Noun Some say the investigation is a blind to keep the public's attention off the governor. Adverb They had to fly blind through heavy smoke. See More
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AdjectiveInstead of turning a blind eye to these scenarios, now’s the time for executives to rebuild their company cultures on the foundation of trust, inclusivity and fairness. —Th Herbert, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Many Ukrainians thought the tragic event, which killed 289 civilian passengers and crew, would serve as a wake-up call to Europe and the U.S., which had largely turned a blind eye to Russia’s meddling in the region, said the director. —Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 1 Mar. 2023 Ackman’s announcement, posted on Twitter last Thursday, already has sparked a backlash by some who see these investors as turning a blind eye to workplace problems linked to Sabatini and his overall lack of contrition so far. —Mark Arsenault, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Feb. 2023 Its 8,500 clients include those with special-needs: dogs that are blind, deaf and need wheelchairs to get around. —Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 26 Feb. 2023 And while this Sunday’s concert is not her first Music Maker Foundation show, touring is complicated by the fact that the singer-guitarist is legally blind. —Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 Both of the O'Neills are blind and work at Blind Connect, a nonprofit that offers life skills and employment training to people affected by vision loss. —Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2023 Hideg, 91, is blind in one eye and deaf in one ear from injuries suffered when bombs rained on Budapest during World War II. —Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2023 My friend is now blind and says Brutus is their Seeing Eye dog. —Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 13 Jan. 2023
VerbBut their confidence in technology may blind them to the fact that their human workers remain the likeliest source of innovation and value in the future. —Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2016 This allows LLMs to avoid the confirmation bias that can blind humans. —Quartz, 14 Feb. 2023 Leos have a similar life-giving force, though, just as the can also blind you, this sign carries significant intensity and power. —Emily Newhouse, Allure, 4 Feb. 2023 But sometimes the light burns bright indeed, and the incandescence of human cultural creativity can blind and disorient. —Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2012 Chinese Type 99 tanks also are believed to use a laser dazzler intended to blind opposing tank gunners. —Sebastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2023 The coating also festoons itself with sugar molecules that blind the woman’s antibodies to the foreign nature of the sperm, heading off a massacre. —David H. Freedman, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2011 Such a snow could blind your eyes and scour the features off your face. —Louise Erdrich, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 Sometimes a Cancer's ability to be led by their emotions can blind them. —Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 20 Oct. 2022
NounThe tripod does come with an attachable blind with shooting windows that match up perfectly with the shooting rail. —Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 17 Jan. 2023 My blind overlooked the Leopold Memorial, the field formerly on a neighbor's farm where Leopold is thought to have died in 1948 while fighting a grass fire. —Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 27 Nov. 2022 In one double-blind study in India, researchers gave 31 volunteers the GenF20 Plus system and the remaining 30 participants placebos. —Dallas News, 28 Oct. 2022 During a research trip to northwest India’s Keoladeo National Park in 2011, Jessica Yorzinski sat inside a hunting blind. —Jennifer Abbasi, Discover Magazine, 12 Mar. 2014 Stones hunts wild lions by hanging an animal carcass from a tree to bait them, then taking photographs of the lions that approach from a nearby blind. —Mark Jenkins, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Jan. 2023 Later that day 11-year-old Sawyer Weigel took a 10-pointer while on stand during a deer drive, and his 17-year-old sister Ally Weigel would shoot a buck fawn from a ground blind. —Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 27 Nov. 2022 Blake has carried that identification into her role at NFB, the advocacy group for the blind started in 1940. —Billy Jean Louis, Baltimore Sun, 25 Oct. 2022 Earlier this month, Harvard Medical School rheumatologist Karen Costenbader published an abstract documenting the first large scale double-blind randomized trial to investigate preventive measures against autoimmunity. —Gabe Allen, Discover Magazine, 2 Dec. 2021
AdverbDocking can be called for in recipes where par- or blind-baking the crust is required. —Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 Forced to leave the police force after turning blind, Johnson Chong See-tun takes on cold cases the police can't solve. —Men's Health, 29 Mar. 2022 The city told the newspaper that the recipients of the initial email were supposed to be blind-copied, meaning their names and emails would have been hidden from other recipients. —Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2022 The lab in the bowels of the winery, where the team is blind-tasting vial after vial of intricate blends? —Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2021 This kind of attitude is how our public-health establishment wound up blind-sided by an actual epidemic. —WSJ, 6 Oct. 2021 The going out to watch stars, stumbling blind through the difficult door. —Anthony Lan, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021 This year, the competition took place in Estes park, Colorado, where a professional tasting panel made of whisky, beer, and wine experts blind tasted each whisky using a 100-point scale system. —Emily Price, Forbes, 15 June 2021 This beer was selected Best of Show at a blind-tasting event of over 40 Oktoberfest beers hosted by the Growler magazine in 2019. —Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 9 Sep. 2020 See More
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