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purblind

(pûr′blīnd′)
adj.
1. Having poor vision; nearly or partly blind.
2. Slow in understanding or discernment; dull: "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin" (Jasper Griffin).
3. Obsolete Completely blind.

pur′blind′ly adv.
pur′blind′ness n.
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Babichev, who personifies the purblind utopianism of the communist regime, cuts a truly grotesque figure as the votary of social planning, epitomized in his quest for the perfect mass-produced sausage.
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Yet, as that purblind and nonhuman "will," cosmic fate, remains for the moment just beyond Jim's ken, Marlow describes its inexorable progress toward Jim in the person of Gentleman Brown: "at last, running his appointed course, he sails into Jim's history, a blind accomplice of the Dark Powers" (210, emphasis mine).
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So much of Kafka's writing is overtly about the gulf between the vigorous but purblind father and the oversensitive son that it is almost tedious to dwell on it.
They could be said to have had a vision, however purblind and confused.
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We have been constantly fighting the purblind fanaticism that is seeking to place sectarian recognition in the constitution, in the public schools and wherever else it can" (ibid.