sight unseen


Definition of sight unseen

: without inspection or appraisal

Examples of sight unseen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Hart sat out most of summer and fall camp, Uselton worried if Trinity Valley’s coaches would be willing to grant him a spot on the roster, sight unseen. Greg Luca,, "UTSA tackle Hart pushed through injury, position change to become steady contributor," 26 Nov. 2020 Or acquired them from China or Saudi Arabia, sight unseen, thinking the city was still a safe place to park a few million. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, "The Art of Building the Impossible," 23 Nov. 2020 Not everyone is comfortable buying a luxury handbag or watch sight unseen. Lauren Zumbach,, "Secondhand shopping comes to Michigan Avenue, even in the middle of a pandemic," 29 Oct. 2020 With Utah being sight unseen, my first instinct is that Zach Wilson goes off on the Utes' unproven secondary, but after seven games, that Utah defense would presumably be settled in and up to task. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Red All Over: My thoughts on The Tribune’s print changes and a possible Utes-Cougars bowl game," 29 Oct. 2020 The latest version of America's bestselling truck is so hot that customers are ordering it sight unseen. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Designer's past in video games helps shape technology in new Ford F-150," 24 Oct. 2020 This Utah team, sight unseen with a slew of skill position holes and question marks, can be a factor in the Pac-12 South. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Red All Over: How I assess Utah football over Zoom," 22 Oct. 2020 That led to a boom in unchecked online sales—pets were sold and shipped to customers across the country sight unseen, with no licensing or inspections required for facilities. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "‘Tiger King’ zoo owner loses license, plots new animal venture," 6 Oct. 2020 Just asking for the likes of Olympic speedskating silver medalist, Eddie Alvarez, who played second base for a bit and Brandon Leibrandt, who was signed from the New Jersey Blasters, sight unseen, and pitched four scoreless innings in his debut. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde: 'Bottom Feeder’ Marlins won over baseball — but can they win over South Florida? | Commentary," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of sight unseen

1892, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2020

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“Sight unseen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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