Sight in a sentence

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Definition of Sight

  • The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
  • The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
  • The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.
  • A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
  • The instrument of seeing; the eye.
  • Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.
  • Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.
  • A small aperture or optical device through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; -- used on surveying instruments; as, the sight of a quadrant.
  • An optical device or small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming. A telescope mounted on a weapon, such as a rifle, and used for accurate aiming at distant targets is called a telescopic sight.
  • In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening.
  • A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
  • To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.
  • To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.
  • To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.
  • To take aim by a sight.
  • the act of looking or seeing or observing
  • the range of vision
  • the ability to see; the visual faculty
  • an instance of visual perception
  • a range of mental vision
  • anything that is seen
  • (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
  • take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

How to use sight in a sentence. Sight pronunciation.

Would they not say Nahoum had got his due if he were blotted from their sight?
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He had been left alone in the vast dim hall while a slave, made obsequious by the sight of the ring of the Prince Pasha, sought his master.
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There was not a tree in sight.
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Still, there were sights to be seen which were not wholly uninteresting to new comers; for the vast dust cloud was thickly freckled with things strange to the upper air-things living and dead, that flitted hither and thither, going and coming, appearing and disappearing among the rolling billows of dust-hats, chickens and parasols sailing in the remote heavens; blankets, tin signs, sage-brush and shingles a shade lower; door-mats and buffalo robes lower still; shovels and coal scuttles on the next grade; glass doors, cats and little children on the next; disrupted lumber yards, light buggies and wheelbarrows on the next; and down only thirty or forty feet above ground was a scurrying storm of emigrating roofs and vacant lots.
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Cart-loads of solid silver bricks, as large as pigs of lead, were arriving from the mills every day, and such sights as that gave substance to the wild talk about me.
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The first opportunity that offered, I sauntered carelessly away from the cabin, keeping an eye on the other boys, and stopping and contemplating the sky when they seemed to be observing me; but as soon as the coast was manifestly clear, I fled away as guiltily as a thief might have done and never halted till I was far beyond sight and call.
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But just for the sake of argument, suppose-in a kind of general way-suppose some person were to tell you that two-thousand-dollar ledges were simply contemptible-contemptible, understand-and that right yonder in sight of this very cabin there were piles of pure gold and pure silver-oceans of it-enough to make you all rich in twenty-four hours!
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There's a hundred thousand tons like that in sight!
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Right in sight, mind you!
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She that confines her Beams to one Mans sight, Is a Dark Lanthorn to a Shining Light.
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The next Morning they went into _Paul's Church-Yard_ to make the Lady a visit, but past many times to & fro before the Door, but cou'd'nt get a sight of her.
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She certainly must have seen the wearer of the sheepskin, but I lost sight of her before I reached the oasis; I fancy she turned and went up the mountain.
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Without delay he followed the way by which the dog had come, and soon caught sight of a light garment, which vanished behind the nearest rock, and then behind a farther, and yet a farther one.
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She was standing at the very edge of a precipice, that rose high and sheer above the abyss-a strange and fearful sight; her long golden hair had got tangled, and waved over her bosom and shoulders, half plaited, half undone.
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The first sight of the portly lady made the situation clearer to Mrs. Mumford.
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She soon found it fortunate that her child, a girl of two years old, needed no great share of her attention; for Miss Derrick, though at first she affected an extravagant interest in the baby, very soon had enough of that plaything, and showed a decided preference for Emmeline's society out of sight and hearing of nursery affairs.
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The sight of holiday-making school-children, who, in their ribboned hats and white pinafores, were having tea not far away, suggested to Louise that she also would like such refreshment.
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The sight of a little crowd of people in the quiet road, the smell of burning, loud voices of excited servants, caused them to run forward in alarm.
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It was a sorry sight.
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If it were not for thee, how could one keep from despairing at the sight of what is going on at home?
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Examples of Sight

Example #1
His hand has been upon the rich only.
Example #2
Is not the Effendina a father to them?
Example #3
As he waited he was conscious that people were moving about behind the great screens of mooshrabieh which separated this room from others, and that eyes were following his every motion.
Example #4
Then suddenly there fell upon him a sense of the peril of his enterprise.
Example #5
There was no vegetation but the endless sage-brush and greasewood.
Example #6
Visibly our new home was a desert, walled in by barren, snow-clad mountains.