is a 'privative', to be blind is to be in a state of privation, but is not a 'privative'.
The Cynic, having cast aside his spectacles, wandered about the world a miserable object, and was punished with an agonizing desire of light, for the wilful blindness
of his former life.
The Cynic, having cast aside his spectacles, wandered about the world, a miserable object, and was punished with an agonizing desire of light, for the wilful blindness
of his former life.
He was a widowed boat-builder, whom blindness
had overtaken years before in the full flush of busi- ness.
It is perhaps not generally known that the moon, in Egypt, has the effect of producing blindness
to those who sleep with the face exposed to its rays, to which circumstance the passage evidently alludes.
He had remained in Shropshire, lamenting the blindness
of his own pride, and the blunders of his own calculations, till at once released from Louisa by the astonishing and felicitous intelligence of her engagement with Benwick.
He pointed at the table and Sir Walter caught his breath with a sort of curse at his own blindness
He went as the deputy of some missionary society to preach in the neighbourhood of Trantridge, a place forty miles from here, and made it his business to expostulate with a lax young cynic he met with somewhere about there--son of some landowner up that way--and who has a mother afflicted with blindness
Now something occurred to him that he had not told me before; now he discussed what he ought to have said instead of what he did say; then he lamented his blindness
One only wonders at the long-suffering or blindness
of the crowned heads.
But in the days I write of I had no conception of this, and I am sure that my blindness
to so plain a fact kept me even from seeking and knowing the highest beauty in the things I worshipped.
All is gone to ruin since my blindness
, and especially since Angelique left me for the churchyard, never to come back.
He was sick with nausea from his exertions, and at times it seemed that blindness
smote him, for he could not see, his eyes vexed with spots and points of light that were as excruciating as diamond-dust, his heart pounding up in his throat and suffocating him.
Had the cub thought in man-fashion, he might have epitomised life as a voracious appetite and the world as a place wherein ranged a multitude of appetites, pursuing and being pursued, hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness
and confusion, with violence and disorder, a chaos of gluttony and slaughter, ruled over by chance, merciless, planless, endless.
AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness
, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing.