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Recent Examples on the Web Youths who ignore orders to shelter in place are cast as insensitive, short sighted, and foolish by media and politicians. Lisa Jacobs, STAT, "Adolescents and young adults are paying a high price for Covid-19 prevention," 27 Apr. 2020 The nursing-home industry and the Service Employees International Union says the cuts are short sighted, and demand might return as the baby boomers age over the next 10 years. Josh Kovner,, "As trend shifts to in-home care, Connecticut cuts funding to nine nursing homes with high vacancy rates," 22 Aug. 2019 Vivendi has been critical of the plan Elliott outlined for Telecom Italia, calling it short sighted and aimed at milking quick profits out of the company to the detriment of its long-term health. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Elliott Scores a Victory in Telecom Italia Fight," 4 May 2018 But some day, there will be a Senate vacancy in Alabama when there’s a Democratic governor, and the state GOP will remember to kick itself for being short sighted back in 2018 – and realizing the law of unintended consequences wins again. Chuck Todd, NBC News, "Mueller appears to be zeroing in on obstruction questions," 24 Jan. 2018 But some House Republicans warn that the party should be careful to criticize their colleagues in the Senate too much, warning that Republican-on-Republican campaigning is divisive and short sighted. Lauren Fox, CNN, "Washington is turning against the US Senate," 16 Oct. 2017 Although agents have a personal stake in making sure the deal closes, pointing you to a weak inspector would be very short sighted of them. Marni Jameson,, "How to handle a home inspection surprise," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of short sight

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2020

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“Short sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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