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blind

 (blīnd)
adj. blind·er, blind·est
1.
a. Sightless.
b. Having a maximal visual acuity of the better eye, after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).
c. Of, relating to, or for sightless persons.
2.
a. Performed or made without the benefit of background information that might prejudice the outcome or result: blind taste tests used in marketing studies.
b. Performed without preparation, experience, or knowledge: a blind stab at answering the question.
c. Performed by instruments and without the use of sight: blind navigation.
3. Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand: blind to a lover's faults.
4. Not based on reason or evidence; unquestioning: put blind faith in their leaders.
5. Slang Drunk.
6. Lacking reason or purpose: blind fate; blind choice.
7.
a. Difficult to comprehend or see; illegible.
b. Incompletely or illegibly addressed: blind mail.
c. Hidden from sight: a blind seam.
d. Screened from the view of oncoming motorists: a blind driveway.
e. Secret or otherwise undisclosed: a blind item in a military budget.
8. Closed at one end: a blind socket; a blind passage.
9. Having no opening: a blind wall.
10. Botany Failing to produce flowers or fruits: a blind bud.
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) Blind people considered as a group. Used with the: a radio station for reading to the blind.
2. often blinds Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
3. A shelter for concealing hunters, photographers, or observers of wildlife.
4. Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
5. A forced bet in poker that is placed before the cards are dealt.
adv.
1.
a. Without seeing; blindly.
b. Without the aid of visual reference: flew blind through the fog.
2. Without forethought or provision; unawares: entered into the scheme blind.
3. Without significant information, especially that might affect an outcome or result: "When you read blind, you see everything but the author" (Margaret Atwood).
4. Informal Into a stupor: drank themselves blind.
5. Used as an intensive: Thieves in the bazaar robbed us blind.
tr.v. blind·ed, blind·ing, blinds
1. To deprive of sight: was blinded in an industrial accident.
2. To dazzle: skiers temporarily blinded by sunlight on snow.
3. To deprive of perception or insight: prejudice that blinded them to the proposal's merits.
4. To withhold light from: Thick shrubs blinded our downstairs windows.

[Middle English, from Old English; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blind′ing·ly adv.
blind′ly adv.
blind′ness n.

blind

(blaɪnd)
adj
1.
a. unable to see; sightless
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the blind.
2. (usually foll by to) unable or unwilling to understand or discern
3. not based on evidence or determined by reason: blind hatred.
4. acting or performed without control or preparation
5. (Aeronautics) done without being able to see, relying on instruments for information
6. hidden from sight: a blind corner; a blind stitch.
7. closed at one end: a blind alley.
8. completely lacking awareness or consciousness: a blind stupor.
9. informal very drunk
10. having no openings or outlets: a blind wall.
11. without having been seen beforehand: a blind purchase.
12. (Botany) (of cultivated plants) having failed to produce flowers or fruits
13. (intensifier): not a blind bit of notice.
14. turn a blind eye to disregard deliberately or pretend not to notice (something, esp an action of which one disapproves)
adv
15. without being able to see ahead or using only instruments: to drive blind; flying blind.
16. without adequate knowledge or information; carelessly: to buy a house blind.
17. (intensifier) (in the phrase blind drunk)
18. (Cookery) bake blind to bake (the empty crust of a pie, pastry, etc) by half filling with dried peas, crusts of bread, etc, to keep it in shape
vb (mainly tr)
19. to deprive of sight permanently or temporarily
20. to deprive of good sense, reason, or judgment
21. to darken; conceal
22. (foll by with) to overwhelm by showing detailed knowledge: to blind somebody with science.
23. (intr) slang Brit to drive very fast
24. (intr) slang Brit to curse (esp in the phrase effing and blinding)
n
25. (modifier) for or intended to help blind and partially sighted people: a blind school.
26. (Furniture) a shade for a window, usually on a roller
27. any obstruction or hindrance to sight, light, or air
28. a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth
29. a person who acts on behalf of someone who does not wish his identity or actions to be known
30. old-fashioned slang Also called: blinder Brit a drunken orgy; binge
31. (Card Games) poker a stake put up by a player before he examines his cards
32. (Hunting) hunting chiefly US and Canadian a screen of brush or undergrowth, in which hunters hide to shoot their quarry. Brit name: hide
33. (Military) military a round or demolition charge that fails to explode
[Old English blind; related to Old Norse blindr, Old High German blint; Lettish blendu to see dimly; see blunder]
ˈblindly adv
ˈblindness n
Usage: It is preferable to avoid using phrases such as the blind. Instead you should talk about blind and partially sighted people

blind

(blaɪnd)

adj. blind•er, blind•est,
v.
n., adv. adj.
1. unable to see; lacking the sense of sight.
2. unwilling or unable to understand: blind to their faults.
3. not characterized or determined by reason or control: blind chance.
4. absolute and unquestioning: blind faith.
5. lacking all consciousness or awareness: a blind stupor.
6. drunk.
7. hard to see or understand: blind reasoning.
8. hidden from immediate view: a blind corner.
9. of concealed or undisclosed identity; sponsored anonymously: a blind ad signed only with a box number.
10. having no outlets; closed at one end: a blind passage.
11. (of an archway, arcade, etc.) having no windows, passageways, or the like.
12. done by instruments alone: blind flying.
13. made without some prior knowledge: a blind purchase.
14. of or pertaining to an experimental design that prevents investigators or subjects from knowing the hypotheses or conditions being tested.
15. of, pertaining to, or for blind persons.
v.t.
16. to make sightless permanently or temporarily, as by injuring, dazzling, or bandaging the eyes.
17. to make obscure or dark: The room was blinded by heavy curtains.
18. to deprive of discernment, reason, or judgment.
19. to outshine; eclipse: a radiance that doth blind the sun.
n.
20. something that obstructs vision.
21. a window covering with horizontal or vertical slats.
24. a lightly built structure of brush or other growths, esp. one in which hunters conceal themselves.
25. an activity, organization, or the like for concealing a true action or purpose; subterfuge.
adv.
26. to the point of losing consciousness: to drink oneself blind.
27. without the ability to see clearly; blindly: to drive blind through a storm.
28. without guidance, proper information, etc.: to work blind.
29. to an extreme degree; completely.
Idioms:
fly blind, to pilot an airplane during conditions of poor visibility with only instruments for guidance.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English]
blind′ing•ly, adv.
blind′ly, adv.
blind′ness, n.

blind

Blind can be an adjective, a verb, or a noun.

1. used as an adjective

If someone is blind, they cannot see, because there is something wrong with their eyes.

He is ninety-four years of age and he is blind, deaf, and bad-tempered.

Be Careful!
Don't say that 'someone's eyes are blind'.

2. used as a verb

If something blinds you, it makes you blind.

The acid went on her face and blinded her.

If something blinds you to a situation, it prevents you from being aware of it. This is the most common use of the verb blind.

He never let his love of his country blind him to his countrymen's faults.
3. used as a noun

You can refer to all the blind people in a country as the blind.

What do you think of the help that's given to the blind?

A blind is a wide roll of cloth or paper which you can pull down over a window in order to keep the light out, or to prevent people from looking in.

She slammed the window shut and pulled the blind.

In American English, a device like this is sometimes called a shade or window shade.

blind


Past participle: blinded
Gerund: blinding

Imperative
blind
blind
Present
I blind
you blind
he/she/it blinds
we blind
you blind
they blind
Preterite
I blinded
you blinded
he/she/it blinded
we blinded
you blinded
they blinded
Present Continuous
I am blinding
you are blinding
he/she/it is blinding
we are blinding
you are blinding
they are blinding
Present Perfect
I have blinded
you have blinded
he/she/it has blinded
we have blinded
you have blinded
they have blinded
Past Continuous
I was blinding
you were blinding
he/she/it was blinding
we were blinding
you were blinding
they were blinding
Past Perfect
I had blinded
you had blinded
he/she/it had blinded
we had blinded
you had blinded
they had blinded
Future
I will blind
you will blind
he/she/it will blind
we will blind
you will blind
they will blind
Future Perfect
I will have blinded
you will have blinded
he/she/it will have blinded
we will have blinded
you will have blinded
they will have blinded
Future Continuous
I will be blinding
you will be blinding
he/she/it will be blinding
we will be blinding
you will be blinding
they will be blinding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blinding
you have been blinding
he/she/it has been blinding
we have been blinding
you have been blinding
they have been blinding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blinding
you will have been blinding
he/she/it will have been blinding
we will have been blinding
you will have been blinding
they will have been blinding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blinding
you had been blinding
he/she/it had been blinding
we had been blinding
you had been blinding
they had been blinding
Conditional
I would blind
you would blind
he/she/it would blind
we would blind
you would blind
they would blind
Past Conditional
I would have blinded
you would have blinded
he/she/it would have blinded
we would have blinded
you would have blinded
they would have blinded

blind

1. shade
2. A flowering plant that fails to produce flowering shoots.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blind - people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a groupblind - people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group; "he spent hours reading to the blind"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
blind person - a person with a severe visual impairment
2.blind - a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)blind - a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters); "he waited impatiently in the blind"
cover, covert, concealment, screen - a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
3.blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sightblind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
curtain, drape, drapery, pall, mantle - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
shutter - a hinged blind for a window
window blind - a blind for privacy or to keep out light
blinder, winker, blinker - blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
4.blind - something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
Verb1.blind - render unable to seeblind - render unable to see      
bedazzle, daze, dazzle - to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light; "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"
seel - sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
snow-blind - affect with snow blindness; "the glare of the sun snow-blinded her"
2.blind - make blind by putting the eyes outblind - make blind by putting the eyes out; "The criminals were punished and blinded"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
abacinate - blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes; "The prisoners were abacinated by their captors"
3.blind - make dim by comparison or concealblind - make dim by comparison or conceal  
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
Adj.1.blind - unable to seeblind - unable to see; "a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan
sighted - able to see
2.blind - unable or unwilling to perceive or understandblind - unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; "blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"
unperceiving, unperceptive - lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder"
3.blind - not based on reason or evidence; "blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"
irrational - not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"

blind

adjective
1. sightless, unsighted, unseeing, eyeless, visionless, stone-blind How would you describe colour to a blind person?
sightless seeing, sighted
2. (often with to) unaware of, unconscious of, deaf to, ignorant of, indifferent to, insensitive to, oblivious of, unconcerned about, inconsiderate of, neglectful of, heedless of, insensible of, unmindful of, disregardful of All the time I was blind to your suffering.
unaware of concerned, aware, conscious, noticeable, discerning, knowledgeable, attentive, alive to, observant, heedful
3. unquestioning, prejudiced, wholesale, implicit, indiscriminate, uncritical, unreasoning, undiscriminating her blind faith in the wisdom of the church
4. hidden, concealed, obscured, dim, unseen, tucked away a blind corner
hidden open, obvious
5. dead-end, closed, dark, obstructed, leading nowhere, without exit a dusty hotel room overlooking a blind alley
verb
1. stop someone seeing, block someone's vision, obscure someone's vision The sun hit the windscreen, momentarily blinding him.
2. make blind, deprive of sight, deprive of vision, render sightless The blast of pellets blinded him in one eye.
3. intimidate, confuse, overwhelm, baffle, bewilder, perplex, mystify, faze, flummox, nonplus He would try to blind us with science.
noun
1. shutter, cover, screen, shade, canopy, louvre, awning, Venetian blind, roller blind Hang the blind straight.
Quotations
"If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch" Bible: St. Matthew
Proverbs
"There's none so blind as those who will not see"
"A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse"
see disabled

blind

adjective
1. Without the sense of sight:
2. Unwilling or unable to perceive:
3. Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
4. Screened from the view of oncoming drivers:
verb
To confuse with bright light:
Translations
أَعْمَىأعْمىأَعْمى عَن أخطاء الغيْر،مُتَغاضٍالعُمْيَانحاجِبٌ للرؤيَه
slepýzbavit zrakufintaklamléčka
blindblindeblinde-gøre blindlokkedue
blinda
pimepimestama
sokea
slijepslijepci
vakbe nem láthatófalbólmegvakítroló
buta
blind-blindablindra-blindurblindur á/fyrir
目の見えない
눈 먼맹인들
akimirksniuakinantisakių raištisaklaiaklas
acu apmānīšanaaizkarsaklsbez izejasneperspektīvs
orb
roletaslepeckýslepý
slepslepcižaluzijaoslepitiroleta
blindblindasynskadad
คนตาบอดตาบอด
körkör etmekkörlerkörlere aitmaske
người mù

blind

[blaɪnd]
A. ADJ
1. (lit) (= sightless) → ciego
a blind manun ciegoun hombre ciego
to go blindquedar(se) ciego
blind in one eyetuerto
the accident left him blindel accidente lo dejó ciego
to be blind with tearsestar cegado por las lágrimas
(as) blind as a batmás ciego que un topo
to turn a blind eye (to sth)hacer la vista gorda (con algo)
see also colour-blind
2. (fig) (= unable to see) → ciego
you've got to be blind not to see that it's a trickhay que estar ciego para no darse cuenta de que es un engaño
I was so in love that I was blindestaba tan enamorado que no podía ver claro
to be blind to sthno poder ver algo
he is blind to her true characterno puede ver su verdadero carácter
to be blind to sb's faultsno ver los defectos de algn
to be blind to the consequences of one's actionsno ver las consecuencias de las acciones de uno
I am not blind to those considerationsno ignoro esas consideraciones
love is blindel amor es ciego
3. (= irrational) [rage, panic, faith] → ciego
a blind guessuna respuesta al azar
to be blind with rageestar cegado por la ira, estar ciego de ira
4.
a blind bit of sth it won't make a blind bit of differenceva a dar exactamente lo mismo
he didn't take a blind bit of noticeno hizo ni caso
it isn't a blind bit of useno sirve absolutamente para nada
5. (Aer) [landing, flying] → guiándose sólo por los instrumentos
6. (= without openings) [building, wall] → ciego; [window] → condenado
B. N
1.
the blindlos ciegos
it's a case of the blind leading the blindes como un ciego llevando a otro ciego
2. (= shade) → persiana f
Venetian blindpersiana f veneciana
3. (= pretence) → pretexto m, subterfugio m
it's all a blindno es más que un pretexto or subterfugio
C. ADV (= fly, land) → guiándose sólo por los instrumentos
to bake pastry blindcocer una masa en blanco or sin relleno
to be blind drunkestar más borracho que una cuba
he swore blind thatjuró y perjuró que ...
D. VT
1. (= render sightless) → dejar ciego, cegar
to be blinded in an accidentquedar ciego después de un accidente
2. (= dazzle) [sun, light] → deslumbrar, cegar
to blind sb with sciencedeslumbrar a algn con conocimientos
3. (fig) → cegar
to be blinded by anger/hateestar cegado por la ira/el odio, estar ciego de ira/odio
her love blinded her to his faultssu amor no le dejaba ver sus faltas
E. CPD blind alley Ncallejón m sin salida
blind corner Ncurva f sin visibilidad
blind date N (= meeting) → cita f a ciegas
to go on a blind date with sbtener una cita a ciegas con algn
blind man's buff Ngallina f ciega
blind spot N (Aut) → ángulo m muerto (Med) → punto m ciego
I have a blind spot about computers; computers are a blind spot with melos ordenadores no son mi punto fuerte
blind test N (Marketing) → prueba f a ciegas

blind

[ˈblaɪnd]
adj
(= unable to see) [person] → aveugle
blind in one eye → aveugle d'un œil, borgne
a blind person → un(e) aveugle
to go blind → perdre la vue, devenir aveugle
to be blind to sth (fig)ne pas voir qch
to turn a blind eye → fermer les yeux
to turn a blind eye to sth, to turn a blind eye on sth → fermer les yeux sur qch
[faith, panic, trust] → aveugle
n
(for window)store m
the blind (= people) → les aveugles mpl, les non-voyants mpl
vtaveugler
to blind sb to sth → empêcher qn de voir qch
to blind sb to sb's faults → empêcher qn de voir les défauts de qnblind alley nimpasse fblind corner n (British)virage m sans visibilitéblind date n (= occasion) → rendez-vous m arrangé (avec quelqu'un qu'on ne connaît pas) (= person) → inconnu(e) m/f (avec qui on a rendez-vous)

blind

adj (+er)
(= sightless)blind; to go blinderblinden, blind werden; a blind man/womanein Blinder/eine Blinde; blind in one eyeauf einem Auge blind
(fig, to beauty, charm etc) → blind (to für, gegen); love is blindLiebe macht blind; to be blind to somebody’s faultsjds Fehler nicht sehen; to be blind to the possibilitiesdie Möglichkeiten nicht sehen; to turn a blind eye to somethingbei etw ein Auge zudrücken; she remained blind to the fact that …sie sah einfach nicht, dass …
(fig: = lacking judgement) obedience, passionblind; fury, panic alsohell; in a blind furyin heller Wut; blind with passion/rageblind vor Leidenschaft/Wut; he came home in a blind stuporer kam sinnlos betrunken nach Hause; blind faith (in something)blindes Vertrauen (→ in etw acc); blind forcesblinde Kräfte
(= vision obscured) cornerunübersichtlich ? blind spot
(Brit inf) it’s not a blind bit of use trying to persuade himes hat überhaupt keinen Zweck, ihn überreden zu wollen; he hasn’t done a blind bit of worker hat keinen Strich or Schlag getan (inf); but he didn’t take a blind bit of noticeaber er hat sich nicht die Spur darum gekümmert (inf)
(= false) door, windowblind
(= without exit) passageohne Ausgang, blind endend attr; (= without windows and doors) wallohne Fenster und Türen
vt
(= make blind: light, sun) → blenden; the explosion blinded himer ist durch die Explosion blind geworden; he was blinded in the warer ist kriegsblind; the war-blindeddie Kriegsblinden pl
(sun, light)blenden
(fig, love, hate etc) → blind machen (to für, gegen); (wealth, beauty)blenden; to blind somebody with sciencejdn mit Fachjargon beeindrucken (wollen)
n
the blinddie Blinden pl; it’s the blind leading the blind (fig)das hieße, einen Lahmen einen Blinden führen lassen
(= window shade, cloth) → Rollo nt, → Rouleau nt; (slats) → Jalousie f; (outside) → Rollladen m
(= cover)Tarnung f; to be a blindzur Tarnung dienen
(fig sl, = booze-up) → Sauferei f (inf)
(US: = hide) → Versteck nt
adv
(Aviat) flyblind
(Cook) to bake something blindetw vorbacken
blind drunk (inf)sinnlos betrunken

blind

:
blind alley
n (lit, fig)Sackgasse f; to be up a blind (fig)in einer Sackgasse stecken
blind date
nRendezvous ntmit einem/einer Unbekannten; (= person)unbekannter (Rendezvous)partner, unbekannte (Rendezvous)partnerin

blind

:
blind side
n (Sport) → ungedeckte Seite
blind spot
n (Med) → blinder Fleck; (Aut, Aviat) → toter Winkel; (Rad) → tote Zone; to have a blind about somethingeinen blinden Fleck in Bezug auf etw (acc)haben; he has a blind where she’s concerneder ist ihr gegenüber absolut blind; trigonometry was his blindTrigonometrie war sein schwacher Punkt
blind staggers
n singTaumelsucht f
blind test
nBlindversuch m
blind trust
n (Fin) → Blind Trust m
blindworm

blind

[blaɪnd]
1. adj (person, obedience, anger) → cieco/a
blind in one eye → cieco da un occhio, orbo
blind as a bat (fam) → cieco come una talpa
to go blind → diventare cieco
he was blind to her faults → non vedeva i suoi difetti
to turn a blind eye to → chiudere un occhio su
it's not a blind bit of use (fam) → non serve a un bel niente
he doesn't take a blind bit of notice of ... (fam) → non bada minimamente a...
2. n
a. the blind npli ciechi
it's a case of the blind leading the blind → è come mettere insieme uno storpio e uno sciancato
b. (shade) → tenda avvolgibile
Venetian blind → veneziana
3. adv (fly, land) → alla cieca
blind drunk (fam) → ubriaco/a fradicio/a
4. vtaccecare
he was blinded in the war → ha perso la vista in guerra
her love blinded her to his faults → il suo amore la rendeva cieca ai suoi difetti

blind

(blaind) adjective
1. not able to see. a blind man.
2. (with to) unable to notice. She is blind to his faults.
3. hiding what is beyond. a blind corner.
4. of or for blind people. a blind school.
noun
1. (often in plural) a screen to prevent light coming through a window etc. The sunlight is too bright – pull down the blinds!
2. something intended to mislead or deceive. He did that as a blind.
verb
to make blind. He was blinded in the war.
ˈblinding adjective
1. tending to make blind. a blinding light.
2. sudden. He realized, in a blinding flash, that she was the murderer.
ˈblindly adverb
ˈblindness noun
blind alley
a situation without any way out. This is a blind alley of a job.
ˈblindfold noun
a piece of cloth etc put over the eyes to prevent someone from seeing. The kidnappers put a blindfold over the child's eyes.
verb
to put a blindfold on (some person or animal).
adjective, adverb
with the eyes covered by a cloth etc. She came blindfold into the room.
blind spot
1. any matter about which one always shows lack of understanding. She seems to have a blind spot about physics.
2. an area which is impossible or difficult to see due to an obstruction.
the blind leading the blind
one inexperienced or incompetent person telling another about something. My teaching you about politics will be a case of the blind leading the blind.

blind

أَعْمَى, العُمْيَان nevidomý, slepý blind, blinde blind, Blinder τυφλός ciego sokea aveugle, aveugles slijep, slijepci ciechi, cieco 目の見えない 눈 먼, 맹인들 blind, blinden blind, blinde niewidomy, ślepy cego, invisual слепой blind, blinda คนตาบอด, ตาบอด kör, körler, người mù 盲目的

blind

a. ciego-a, sin vista, ofuscado-a;
vt. cegar, deslumbrar;
___ in one eyetuerto-a;
___ spotpunto ___.

blind

adj ciego; — person ciego -ga mf
References in classic literature ?
Yes, Amy was in despair that day, for all the good beasts were gone, and of three left, one was lame, one blind, and the other so balky that you had to put dirt in his mouth before he would start.
For three hours the distracted young merchant wandered through the resident streets of Winesburg blind with anger, brought on by his failure to declare his determination not to be queer.
The lights will blind the bats, and we can see to hit 'em
On the nights when he was at home, I could see his shadow on the blind, and it seemed to me an arrogant shadow.
She was moved by a kind of commiseration for Madame Ratignolle,--a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life's delirium.
When they reached the spot where the Indian stood, pointing into the thicket that fringed the military road; a narrow and blind path, which might, with some little inconvenience, receive one person at a time, became visible.
What had Jessie ever done-- what was Jessie--to provoke and remain insensible to such a blind devotion as this?
One glow of this kind, however, was often the precursor of gloom for many hours afterward; because, when the glow left him, he seemed conscious of a missing sense and power, and groped about for them, as if a blind man should go seeking his lost eyesight.
But, indeed, he was blind and foolish, as he ever and always is.
He made no offer of molestation or sociability, but kept aloof on one side of the road, jogging along on the blind side of old Gunpowder, who had now got over his fright and waywardness.
There was a moment during which I listened, reminded of the faint sense I had had, the first night, of there being something undefinably astir in the house, and noted the soft breath of the open casement just move the half-drawn blind.
Whether the man was partly blind or only very careless I can't say, but he drove me with that stone in my foot for a good half-mile before he saw anything.