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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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This is to the eternal shame of the Scottish Karate Board and the people of this purblind little country of ours.
Some people have a taste that is related to an educated taste as is the visual impression of a purblind eye to that of a normal eye.
He had also put his finger on the central failing of the war hawks--their purblind arrogance and self-delusion--with a degree of precision all the more powerful for having come from a supporter of the war.
They could be said to have had a vision, however purblind and confused.
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.
Thus, the Rousseau associations in this novel--to be pursued again in Fleetwood (1805)--lend an ironized, purblind self-consciousness to the chastening of St.
Mill Reef's six-timer included a Derby, Eclipse, King George and Arc and, admirable though the Rock may be, even his most purblind fan can't seriously argue that he has scaled comparable peaks.
Western politicians' fears represented wise caution in dealing with a revisionist power, not merely purblind class interest as Carley would have us believe.
What Kurpershoek's study shows is just how purblind and prejudiced such views are; how, if one can steel oneself (as most Arabs and many Western Arabists cannot or will not) to look beyond the superficial morphological changes which have occurred in the language during the intervening centuries, the poetry of al-Dindan and his like harks back, with the intrusion of only relatively minor stylistic innovation, to that same ancient poetic tradition of which literate Arabs are so proud.
The transformation of Las Casas's purblind experience of reality to the lucid comprehension of the immense human suffering about him was occasioned by the grace of seeing the real world reflected in the light of Scripture.
For example, people behave as individuals, because that's what they "naturally" do when no longer held in by the old religions, metaphysics, and customs, though this may be seen as a glorious liberation, or a purblind enmiring in egoism, depending on our perspective.