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Calpurnia was past middle age and her body had thickened a little, her kinky hair was graying, and she squinted from myopia.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  unable to see distant objects clearly;

or more metaphorically:  lacking foresight or scope
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myopia myopic myopically
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  • Calpurnia was past middle age and her body had thickened a little, her kinky hair was graying, and she squinted from myopia.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Then she grabbed her own glasses out of her pocket and put them on, and her myopic eyes were able to focus.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • So I congratulated myself on this achievement because I had been hoping for some form of myopia, and now I had it.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • I was selfish and myopic.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Myopic and color blind, I could not be a flashy, ascotted pilot like my father, so I opted for teaching and Beaufort.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • That time I had taken my accustomed post at the window and had my eyes fixed on Mavis Hunnicutt’s familiar posterior as she made the little motions which had so endeared her to me—hitching at her blouse and tossing a blond lock back with a finger while chatting with Carson McCullers and a pale, lofty English-looking person who possessed a myopic blink and was obviously Aldous Huxley.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • So, I mean —" dipping his brush, peering myopically at the chest—"fraud’s hard to prove, but if you don’t take care of this, it’s a pretty sure thing that this will pop back and bite us somewhere down the road."
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Flat-faced, rectangular, and brooding, the B-24 had looks only a myopic mother could love.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The twins watched anxiously and Piggy sat expressionless behind the luminous wall of his myopia.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The team had no home field, owing to the myopia of local politicians who felt threatened by the presence of these newcomers.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Eragon alternated between myopically examining the links of his mail and spying on Arya.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • ’I don’t have to go looking for trouble in an airplane,’ he noted, blinking his beady, brown, offended eyes myopically.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Faces hovered above me like inscrutable fish peering myopically through a glass aquarium wall.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The defense would play that to the hilt, she was certain, claiming some myopia that would have made sharpshooting an impossibility.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Instead, Maycomb grew and sprawled out from its hub, Sinkfield’s Tavern, because Sinkfield reduced his guests to myopic drunkenness one evening, induced them to bring forward their maps and charts, lop off a little here, add a bit there, and adjust the center of the county to meet his requirements.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • In a few swift words, I managed to tell her the truth about my predicament before Joan came in the door, blinking and wide-eyed as a myopic owl.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • She peered myopically at the calendar for a moment and then said: ’Today is March 25th.’
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • His eyes seemed to bulge out of his head and to take up the whole upper part of his face, and they were shiny with sickness, intense and myopic.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The myopic digital calculation of coins, eructation consequent upon repletion.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A radial keratotorny is a surgical procedure to correct myopia in which a series of spokelike incisions are made from the outer edge of the cornea toward its center, thereby flattering it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Mrs. Sheridan teaches Laura how to put on a garden party, but more to the point, she teaches the strategy to see the world from a loftier—though somewhat myopic—perspective.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • We meet his look with bulletproof smiles, stone faces on which, with his myopic macho vision, he can’t make out the writing on the walls.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He was very thin, with Indian hair plastered down with scented pomade and eyeglasses for myopia, which added to his forlorn appearance.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Sometimes I think we are all like that myopic coiner at his press, taking the blind slugs one by one from the tray, all of us bent so jealously at our work, determined that not even chaos be outside of our own making.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • One pudgy 140-pound rider earned a place in reinsman legend by fooling a profoundly myopic clerk of scales by skewing the readout to register him at 110.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Later I would think of this myopia and color blindness as my salvation from a predestined course.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • …of suicide, forgoing of exercise, loss of mirth, hints of claustrophobia not to say delusions of imprisonment; invocations of camels, chameleons, capons, whales, weasels, hawks, handsaws-riddles, quibbles and evasions; amnesia, paranoia, myopia; day-dreaming, hallucinations; stabbing his elders, abusing his parents, insulting his lover, and appearing hatless in public-knock-kneed, droopstockinged and sighing like a love-sick schoolboy, which at his age is coming on a bit strong.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • When all the lights were out and the house was silent, Dr. Cuevas’s assistant, a sickly, myopic young man with a stutter, arrived.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • When Donna made the mistake of giggling helplessly at the thought of fifteen-year-old myopic Debbie Gehringer shooting anyone, Tad burst into miserable tears and ran into the living room.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • A picture of a strange creature with the face of a pig, the furriness of a dog, and with small, myopic eyes accompanied the chapter on appendicitis, and Matron always put her letter there as a bookmark.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Maybe some mad genius with myopia, a bulging forehead, and a cybernetic mind will devise a weapon that can go down a hole, pick out the opposition, and force it to surrender or die — without killing that gang of your own people they’ve got imprisoned down there.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The following morning Robert took her in his jeep across on the ferry and delivered her safely to the Catholic convent where she was to live and teach for the coming year under the only occasionally disapproving eye of the mother superior, a kindly and conveniently myopic French-Canadian.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • …in actual fact was the girl’s aunt and who by actual years should have been her sister and who in actual experience and hope and opportunity should have been the niece, ignoring the mother to follow the departing and inaccessible daughter with myopic and inarticular yearning and not one whit of jealousy, projecting upon Judith all the abortive dreams and delusions of her own doomed and frustrated youth, offering Judith the only gift (it of necessity offered to the bride’s equipment and…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • "Myopic," Hunter countered, bending to choose his own lure.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Just when he’d managed to clear his myopic eyes, Gage jumped in and blinded him all over again.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Just when he’d managed to clear his myopic eyes, Gage jumped in and blinded him all over again.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • He sat as stiffly as he walked, straight as a pole, his head thrown slightly back and to one side, with a sidelong glance that held a mixture of pride, distrust, and myopia.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Just when he’d managed to clear his myopic eyes, Gage jumped in and blinded him all over again.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • He had silver-gray hair, slightly myopic eyes and thin, overhanging, sensual lips.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Glancing at her-myopic, spinsterish, effaced-I wondered how she knew she had graduated at all, and, unlike her clients, was whole and well.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • He also had on a white Scottish cap and removable dark lenses over his perpetual eyeglasses for myopia.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • If anyone had told her only the day before that she, Meg, the snaggle-toothed, the myopic, the clumsy, would be taking a boy’s hand to offer him comfort and strength, particularly a popular and important boy like Calvin, the idea would have been beyond her comprehension.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Since he had also worn glasses for myopia from the age of five, and had his mother’s Indian hair, as bristly and coarse as horsehair, his appearance clarified nothing.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • She had sallow skin and myopic eyes, and none of the men had ever slept with her because none of the men had ever wanted to, none but Aarfy, who had raped her once that same evening and had then held her prisoner in a clothes closet for almost two hours with his hand over her mouth until the civilian curfew sirens sounded and it was unlawful for her to be outside.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • myopic thinking
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