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  • Eragon alternated between myopically examining the links of his mail and spying on Arya.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She peered myopically at the calendar for a moment and then said: 'Today is March 25th.'†   (source)
  • He was very thin, with Indian hair plastered down with scented pomade and eyeglasses for myopia, which added to his forlorn appearance.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But Saeed's father's myopia combined with his personality to give him an expression that was genuinely dreamy, and this, understandably, resulted in Saeed's mother thinking he not merely looked the part, but embodied it.†   (source)
  • Just when he'd managed to clear his myopic eyes, Gage jumped in and blinded him all over again.†   (source)
  • The defense would play that to the hilt, she was certain, claiming some myopia that would have made sharpshooting an impossibility.†   (source)
  • The team had no home field, owing to the myopia of local politicians who felt threatened by the presence of these newcomers.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I was selfish and myopic.†   (source)
  • When all the lights were out and the house was silent, Dr. Cuevas's assistant, a sickly, myopic young man with a stutter, arrived.†   (source)
  • 'I don't have to go looking for trouble in an airplane,' he noted, blinking his beady, brown, offended eyes myopically.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Faces hovered above me like inscrutable fish peering myopically through a glass aquarium wall.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Later I would think of this myopia and color blindness as my salvation from a predestined course.†   (source)
  • …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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    myopic = nearsighted (unable to see distant objects clearly)
  • "Myopic," Hunter countered, bending to choose his own lure.†   (source)
  • He had silver-gray hair, slightly myopic eyes and thin, overhanging, sensual lips.†   (source)
  • Calpurnia was past middle age and her body had thickened a little, her kinky hair was graying, and she squinted from myopia.†   (source)
  • He also had on a white Scottish cap and removable dark lenses over his perpetual eyeglasses for myopia.†   (source)
  • Glancing at her-myopic, spinsterish, effaced-I wondered how she knew she had graduated at all, and, unlike her clients, was whole and well.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Myopic and color blind, I could not be a flashy, ascotted pilot like my father, so I opted for teaching and Beaufort.†   (source)
  • …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…†   (source)
  • The myopic digital calculation of coins, eructation consequent upon repletion.†   (source)
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