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 So renaming that part of Wisconsin Avenue right in eyesight of the Russians became important. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 23 May 2022 In some villages along the front, Ukrainian and Russian soldiers face off at close quarters, sometimes within eyesight of one another. New York Times, 11 May 2022 Or perhaps an armadillo (remember, bad eyesight) would just walk right into me. Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2022 Musk has said in several different venues that his Neuralink brain chip company could one day stop epilepsy attacks, restore limb function, fix speech impediments, cure Alzheimer’s and bring eyesight to the blind. Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 Back in 2018, restrictions were also imposed to save the eyesight of children. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 9 May 2022 The original Zero truck was designed to make the driver’s perspective more street-level, with an eyesight level of around under six feet. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 1 May 2022 Sweet potatoes—a main ingredient in Sweetgreen Harvest Bowls—contain 400% of your daily value of vitamin A, which supports immune function, and maintains healthy eyesight. Amiah Taylor, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2022 The ghost bat is a nocturnal hunter that uses a combination of keen eyesight and echolocation to hunt and catch prey, wrapping its winglike arms around it, and in the case of budgies (a type of small parrot), eating it head-first. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eyesight

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2022

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“Eyesight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyesight. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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