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.
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.
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.
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.
As the author of Hebrews tells us, Jesus knew that throughout his life, he would be tested in every way That clear-sightedness
would have been little comfort to him, but it added to his solidarity with us.
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.
For his part, Alami said Tunisia has shown its ability to close citizens' ranks thanks to the clear-sightedness
of Tunisia's political actors and its people's intelligence.
Commentators say he also impressed Western leaders during visits to Washington and Brussels last month with his clear-sightedness
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 1979 is awarded to odysseus Elytis (Greece, 1911-1996) "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness
modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness.
An example of clear-sightedness
in the face of intolerance.