blind-nes
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blind-nes
Add:I. physical, 1. of persons, a. where faculty of vision is absent Hire eágan ðýstredon, heó nǽnigne dǽl leóhtes scíman geseón mihte, Mid þý heó sum fæc on blindnesse wæs, Bd. 4, 10; Sch. 401, 12. Ofslegene (slegene, 29) mid blindnesse, Bl. H. 153, 17. b. inability to see because of darkness Ðá ýttran þeóstru sind þæs líchaman blindnyssa wiðútan .. . Hé bið wiðútan áblend, and ǽlces leóhtes bedǽled, Hml. Th. i. 132, 10. 2. of darkness, obscurity Ic wæs mid þá blindnesse þára þýstra útan betýned, Bd. 5, 12; Sch. 621, 22. II. figurative, 1. of persons Hé þurh þá menniscan gecynd úre stefne blindnysse gehýreþ, Bl. H. 19, 28. Eal þis mennisce cyn wæs on blindnesse, seoþþan þá ǽrestan men ásceofene wǽron of gefeán neorxna wanges, 17, 14. Ðá inran þeóstru sind þæs módes blindnyssa wiðinnan, Hml. Th. i. 130, 11. 2. of a condition Wé habbaþ nédþearfe wé ongyton þá blindnesse úre ælþeódignesse, Bl. H. 23, 2.
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