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Definition unable to see distant objects clearly

or (figuratively):  not thinking or understanding beyond immediate effect to future or broader effect
  • About one in five people in the world is myopic and it is thought to be impacted by genetic and environmental factors.
myopic = near-sighted (unable to see distant objects clearly)
  • We need to get past this myopic thinking.
  • myopic = short-term or too narrowly focused
  • Sudden myopia is often the first symptom of Type II Diabetes.
  • myopia = inability to see distant objects clearly
  • I'm very myopic, but my contacts correct for it.
  • myopic = unable to see distant objects clearly
  • 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
  • myopic = nearsighted (unable to see distant objects clearly without glasses)
  • 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
  • myopic = lacking ability to see or think about things that are distant in space or time
  • 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
  • myopic = nearsighted (unable to see distant objects clearly)
  • Eragon alternated between myopically examining the links of his mail and spying on Arya.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • 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
  • The twins watched anxiously and Piggy sat expressionless behind the luminous wall of his myopia.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I was selfish and myopic.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • 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
  • She peered myopically at the calendar for a moment and then said: 'Today is March 25th.'
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • 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
  • Faces hovered above me like inscrutable fish peering myopically through a glass aquarium wall.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • 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
  • "Myopic," Hunter countered, bending to choose his own lure.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • 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
  • Later I would think of this myopia and color blindness as my salvation from a predestined course.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • 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

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