clear-sightedness


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clear-sight·ed

(klîr′sī′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having sharp, clear vision.
2. Perceptive; discerning.

clear′-sight′ed·ly adv.
clear′-sight′ed·ness n.
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clear-sightedness

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clear-sightedness

[ˈklɪəˈsaɪtɪdnɪs] Nclarividencia f, perspicacia f
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They brought themselves by these means, acting on a mood of profound happiness, to a state of clear-sightedness where the lifting of a finger had effect, and one word spoke more than a sentence.
Oh to have been able to discharge this monster, whom John now perceived, with tardy clear-sightedness, to have begun betimes the festivities of Christmas
Fouquet looked steadily at Baisemeaux, as if he would read his very heart; and perceived, with that clear-sightedness most men possess who are accustomed to the exercise of power, that the man was speaking with perfect sincerity.
The advocates of the tinder-box-and-pedlar view considered the other side a muddle-headed and credulous set, who, because they themselves were wall-eyed, supposed everybody else to have the same blank outlook; and the adherents of the inexplicable more than hinted that their antagonists were animals inclined to crow before they had found any corn--mere skimming-dishes in point of depth--whose clear-sightedness consisted in supposing there was nothing behind a barn-door because they couldn't see through it; so that, though their controversy did not serve to elicit the fact concerning the robbery, it elicited some true opinions of collateral importance.
Thus it is that their eyes begin to weaken just as they need to have the clear-sightedness of eagles; their mind is weary when its youth and fire need to be redoubled.
Le Guin holds court with her trademark clear-sightedness and wit on topics ranging from the realities of aging and the art of narrative to eating breakfast and adopting a new cat.
We need candidates with special qualities of passion, clear-sightedness, and leadership abilities.
I must face up to it with clear-sightedness and clarity.
That self-assurance, clear-sightedness and bold action to achieve a goal is the impetus for The Decision Issue.
The expression connotes an abundance of space within that vessel to be filled generously with graciousness, decisiveness and clear-sightedness.
The quality of our opponent forced us to defend a lot, to make a lot of efforts to win the ball back and we paid for it by lacking clear-sightedness in front of goal," Deschamps said.