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Definition of "clear-sightedness" [clear•-sight•ed•ness]

  • Acute discernment. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "clear-sightedness" in a sentence
  • "He notes that he looked "to those twelve Caesars so mistreated by Suetonius," in the hope of emulating the best of each: "the clear-sightedness of Tiberius, without his harshness; the learning of Claudius without his weakness; Nero's taste for the arts, but stripped of all foolish vanity; the kindness of Titus, stopping short of his sentimentality; Vespasian's thrift, but not his absurd miserliness.""
  • "Likewise, there's no hard line between anti-racists armed with clear-sightedness pointing out the racism submerged beneath a "joke," and anti-racists drunk on conflict losing their perspective and -- yes -- their sense of humor."
  • "To the clear-sightedness with which he judges his troubled, post-war era — that of his mature years, and of my childhood."