short sight


: myopia

Examples of short sight in a Sentence

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, 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,, 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, 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, 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, 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,, 4 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of short sight was circa 1829

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“Short sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

short sight

: myopia
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