eye·​sight | \ ˈī-ˌsīt How to pronounce eyesight (audio) \

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Examples of eyesight in a Sentence

He wears glasses because his eyesight is not good. the keen eyesight of a bird of prey
Recent Examples on the Web Websites are not generally built with colorblindness or limited eyesight in mind. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, "Built-in tools and extensions to make web browsing easier for people with vision impairments," 16 Mar. 2021 Timed feeders put food in the habitat, so the animals can use their sense of smell and eyesight to find it. Wendy Fox Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Brookfield Zoo reopens; shows off some new girls on the block," 1 Mar. 2021 Failing eyesight meant that Mirigian could best enjoy Giants games if her daughter put the TV very close to her face and then provided a running narration of the play-by-play. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco's oldest resident dies at age 114," 12 Feb. 2021 Children robbed of their eyesight or their mobility. Thomas Farragher, BostonGlobe.com, "Devastating fire at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut can’t touch its soul," 28 Feb. 2021 But Porter’s eyesight was still perfectly fine in low light. Rebecca Sohn, STAT, "With chronic migraines, she avoided light for 18 months — and developed a condition from centuries past," 22 Feb. 2021 That's one guide dog for every 85,000 Chinese people who have partially or fully lost their eyesight. Nectar Gan, CNN, "China has 8 million blind people, but only 200 guide dogs," 23 Nov. 2020 The same way eyesight, hearing, and physical strength vary among us, so does the ability to taste and smell. Lisa Zwirn, BostonGlobe.com, "How taste and smell work (and why you really don’t want COVID-19 to take these senses away)," 26 Jan. 2021 Hutton went 12-14-4 last season and endured an 0-8-4 midseason stretch while dealing with an eyesight issue that required treatment to correct. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, "Reinhart, Lazar score twice in Sabres' 6-1 win over Flyers," 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of eyesight

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of eyesight was in the 13th century

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19 Mar 2021

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“Eyesight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyesight. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eyesight

: the ability to see : sight or vision


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