sight unseen

adverb

Definition of sight unseen

: without inspection or appraisal

Examples of sight unseen in a Sentence

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Landgraf, asked whether the proximity gave the network pause, defended the timing and cautioned those who might judge the project sight unseen. Lynn Elber, chicagotribune.com, "Clinton impeachment is FX’s next ‘American Crime Story’," 7 Aug. 2019 Hearing their demo, Monroe hired the singers sight unseen and sent them two dozen arrangements to practice. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "At 91, Denton-raised big band vocalist is low key about the high life of her youth," 28 July 2019 After six months of legwork, Hedley became the fourth straight Australian punter, sight unseen, to attend the City College of San Francisco. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: From Australia with tattoos, Louis Hedley’s fame precedes his punts with Hurricanes | Commentary," 15 Aug. 2019 Richardson recently had a client who bought an old house on a cul-de-sac in north Arlington sight unseen, spending $900,000 to tear it down, betting that the market will keep the land value high. Patricia Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Area residents, not Amazon newcomers, are fueling Northern Virginia real estate frenzy agents say," 27 Aug. 2019 But now online real-estate firms such as Redfin are offering better technology, such as 3D maps, which allows potential homebuyers to purchase sight unseen. Karl W. Smith, Twin Cities, "Karl W. Smith: The next housing bubble could come from technology," 18 July 2019 But now online real-estate firms such as Redfin are offering better technology, such as 3D maps, which allows potential homebuyers to purchase sight unseen. Karl W. Smith, Twin Cities, "Karl W. Smith: The next housing bubble could come from technology," 18 July 2019 But now online real-estate firms such as Redfin are offering better technology, such as 3-D maps, which enable potential home buyers to purchase sight unseen. Karl W. Smith, latimes.com, "The next housing bubble could come from this technology," 1 July 2019 In 1986, Billie Dean Brown, a partner at a real-estate investment company called Adams Creek Associates, had bought Shade’s waterfront plot sight unseen to divide and sell. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, "The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of sight unseen

1892, in the meaning defined above

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12 Oct 2019

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