is not said to be blindness
of sight, but rather, privation of sight.
And if I could have mine," retorted the Heathen in His Blindness
, bitterly malevolent but oleaginuously suave, "I'd fan all yours out of the universe.
she said to herself, as she watched him go, but she said it so softly that even Old Kinoos did not hear, and his ears were over keen, what of his blindness.
He still breathed the air, which bit his lungs with a painful sweetness; and dimly he saw and heard, with passing spells of blindness and deafness, the flashes of sight and sound again wherein he saw the hunters of Ivan falling to their deaths, and his own brothers fringing the carnage and filling the air with the tumult of their cries and weapons, and, far above, the women and children loosing the great rocks that leaped like things alive and thundered down.
He vigorously attacked the Dissenting denominations, because he believed them to be a conspicuous embodiment of Philistine lack of Sweetness and Light, with an unlovely insistence on unimportant external details and a fatal blindness
to the meaning of real beauty and real spirituality.
I thought of the blindness
, and felt sure she had wanted Pauline to sign in solitude because she had wanted her not to sign at all.
Then, as the short day waned, we fell to discussing Wolf Larsen's blindness
In woman's love there is injustice and blindness
to all she doth not love.
My father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with a child's blindness
, added to a student's thirst for knowledge.
Blindness intensified the expression of bitterness and sorrow in that grand face of his; the dead eyes were lighted up, as it were, by a thought within that broke forth like a burning flame, lit by one sole insatiable desire, written large in vigorous characters upon an arching brow scored across with as many lines as an old stone wall.
My ideas, no doubt, were passing through his mind, for all processes of thought- communications are far more swift, I think, in blind people, because their blindness compels them to concentrate their attention.
Then in the midst of my pleasures, as I enjoyed a fortune of six millions, I was smitten with blindness.
There is the blindness
of party, ma'am, and public men, which is the blindness
of a mad bull in the midst of a regiment of soldiers clothed in red.
We should break all these mistaken ties that were made in blindness
, and determine to marry each other.
Scott observed in The Making of Blind Men (1969) that blindness
is a learned social role which is acquired through ordinary processes of social learning.