sight unseen


Definition of sight unseen

: without inspection or appraisal

Examples of sight unseen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Montana native John Dye came to Milwaukee sight unseen to pursue an academic degree. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2021 His winning bids were two of dozens that his real estate agent, a former equities trader who now works primarily with individual investors, made sight unseen, all of them for at least $40,000 over the asking price. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 High demand has left home buyers with few options, and thus many people have bought homes sight unseen in order to beat competing bids. Joseph Edgar, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Tony hired me sight unseen based on Mario's recommendation. Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Sep. 2021 Their distributor in Chicago signed on for 5,000 cases, sight unseen, with various opening events like a tasting at The Clayton Hotel to celebrate the launch the week of June 21st. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 25 June 2021 An increasing number of people desiring vacation homes are even purchasing them sight unseen, according to data from Vacasa. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2021 There is not a single person in Hollywood who would’ve predicted that when Netflix snapped up two seasons of House of Cards sight unseen in March 2011. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 24 Sep. 2021 In early 2019, fed up with the churn and burn of the restaurant industry, Iliana and her sommelier wife, Anna, bought a four-bedroom hunting lodge, sight unseen, on 150 acres in Hiawatha National Forest, seven and a half hours north of Detroit. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of sight unseen

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sight unseen was in 1892

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29 Dec 2021

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“Sight unseen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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