Adjective "blinded" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


Unable to see because of injury, disease, or a congenital condition.
  1. 'he was blind in one eye'
  2. 'Mr Carter meanwhile was in the intensive care unit of the city's American hospital, where doctors refused to say whether his injuries might leave him blind.'
  3. 'Yvonne Sleightholme was arrested soon afterwards, but before she could be brought to trial she went blind - a condition referred to in those days as hysterical blindness.'
  4. 'By this time Lady Mills was wheelchair-bound and suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and Sir John had gone almost blind after retinas in both eyes had failed..'
  5. 'This actually happens in the case of individuals who are born blind due to congenital cataracts and are subsequently cured.'
  6. 'She knows she is going blind from a hereditary disease and yet won't tell anyone, or ease up.'
  7. 'I had a little Chihuahua named Carlos that had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind.'
  8. 'A pedestrian crossing in Church Street has been broken for weeks leaving blind shoppers unable to gauge when to cross the busy road.'
  9. 'There are an estimated 146 million people who currently require treatment for the disease who may go blind if nothing is done.'
  10. 'Jurors heard that Mr Ward, who suffered from a rare eye condition and had been blind since he was 15, had been celebrating his birthday.'
  11. 'Just under a quarter of the children met the criteria for severe disability, which included being unable to walk without help, unable to feed themselves, being blind, or being unable to talk.'
  12. 'a blind tasting of eight wines'
  13. 'Unlike Bierut, he advocated the adaptation of Marxism-Leninism to Polish conditions rather than the blind implementation of Stalinism.'
  14. 'Science journal Nature chose 50 science articles from both Encyclopedia Britanica and gave peer reviewers a blind test to find mistakes.'
  15. 'Deutsche's own auction was blind, with bidders unable to see other bids.'
  16. 'Robbie Williams and Melinda Messenger are among the top names who have donated items for our blind charity auction in aid of tsunami victims.'
  17. 'For example, it would predict that women would suffer subjective biases in blind experiments where people are asked to judge work by men and women.'
  18. 'Only after passing three blind tasting tests and 12 months' bottle ageing are the wines released.'
  19. 'In a blind test last week, nine out of 12 shoppers said they preferred the taste of a £1.45 loaf from Safeway to Poilâne's finest sourdough.'
  20. 'In a blind test, conducted by the Consumer Contact Agency, Sports Mixture was voted the favourite hard gum in the UK.'
  21. 'Reports have suggested that only a small proportion of those who claimed to suffer from wheat intolerance showed any symptoms in blind tests.'
  22. 'Twice then - by the original expert and by three of the four analysts in the blind test - doubts had been cast over whether the print was McKie's.'
  23. 'She almost laughed in amazement; the pilot was flying blind - they didn't have a single light on!'
  24. 'This could be nerve-racking for the pilot while the copilot made blind takeoffs.'
  25. 'Since the aircraft's stormscope was not working, the pilot was flying blind into the thunderstorm, and as a result, he and his three passengers died.'
Lacking perception, awareness, or judgement.
  1. 'she was blind to the realities of her position'
  2. 'They had some good points but they were still blind in some areas, unable to see truth.'
  3. 'I'm saying communists are blind from a decision-making perspective.'
  4. 'This time, it is ITV who have proved, once again, that they are so blind as to be unable to see the big picture, even when it is overwhelming and staring them right in the face.'
  5. 'The visa revocation process remains partially blind and needlessly porous to incursions by individuals who might pose a grave risk to our security.'
  6. 'The classical economists are blind to this reality.'
  7. 'He was not blind: he realised dynamite could be used for uncivil purposes as well as civil ones but he thought armed deterrence could be more effective in maintaining peace than disarmament.'
  8. 'Young and oddly confident, they are blind to their deficiencies and impervious to the daunting odds stacked against them.'
  9. 'To these and other phenomena we remained blind - until we began opening windows to other octaves in the electromagnetic spectrum.'
  10. 'Look on the bright side, but don't be blind to reality.'
  11. 'Mann and his associates, however, seem to have been blind to South Africa's determination to stamp out its legacy as a recruiting ground for mercenaries.'
  12. 'Nature is blind, and whether we use it for good or ill depends on us and human nature.'
  13. 'To procure more large carriers today and expect them to be useful into midcentury is to be blind to reality.'
  14. 'This film has not a trace of smugness, or the superiority of moral virtue which is blind to reality.'
  15. 'Look at his robe there, the man's blind with rut.'
  16. 'The enemy had been left virtually blind in the area of the English Channel and were unable to mount a naval challenge that could have thwarted the invasion.'
  17. 'A noble, obdurate of his usual code of conduct, stumbled in a panic fuelled frenzy of blind groping and misplaced steps.'
  18. 'Human beings become spiritually blind when they are unable to grasp the ‘other world’ within this world.'
  19. 'Why did all the leaders have to be so damned blind?'
  20. 'Sensitive citizens are not blind to our nation's frailties and imperfections - they do what they can do to right the wrongs.'
  21. 'But it seems that I have been blind to the realities of life in Ireland.'
  22. 'It could be avoided only when a mother let herself be guided by nature and reason instead of blind love.'
  23. 'By far the worst feature of this election result is the blind surrender of control of the Senate to the Liberals and Family First.'
  24. 'True, you could have fully murdered him, but the only reason you hurt him enough to get away was blind panic.'
  25. 'When a horse is in a blind panic it loses all sense of reason.'
  26. 'Toby jumped off the couch in a blind fury and launched something at her wall.'
  27. 'This is time to rally around the flag of reason, not of blind retribution.'
  28. 'Yet again she refused, and this time the mage threw open the door to her room in a blind rage.'
  29. 'The reason for the blind loyalty: The Tigers have no one behind Cox.'
  30. 'There's another reason why blind devotion to rules won't do.'
  31. 'Though perhaps I know something about blind maternal love.'
  32. 'There is no way that every organism could have been created by blind chance, they say.'
  33. 'It was inconceivable to Einstein that the laws of nature, at any level, were the result of the operation of blind chance, which was not susceptible to deeper explanation.'
  34. 'I cannot look upon the Universe as the result of blind chance, yet I can see no evidence of beneficent design, or indeed design of any kind in the details.'
  35. 'But Molly is smart, often outthinking or outguessing everyone, and occasionally aided by a bit of blind chance.'
  36. 'But Jonathan and Sara sense they are drawn to one another by more than dumb luck or blind chance.'
  37. 'To a materialist, we are just congeries of atoms; and atoms must go whithersoever they are driven by the laws of physics and blind chance.'
  38. 'Are his destructive escapades nothing more than random luck and blind chance?'
  39. 'By blind chance, some of these emails reach customers of targeted organisations.'
  40. 'Our lives, ruled by circumstance, by blind chance, are not our own.'
  41. 'When I consider the life of the honey bee, I shake my head that I once believed that such creatures were accidental products of blind chance!'
(of a corner or bend in a road) impossible to see round.
  1. 'There is also a trench right across the road on a blind corner that you cannot avoid.'
  2. 'Like a klutz, she's done this on a narrow stretch of road with a blind bend less than a hundred yards away.'
  3. 'They certainly had no problem coping with a brisk run along a narrow, twisty country road where oncoming traffic and constant blind bends required repeated firm applications.'
  4. 'I had maybe 75m visibility, on a very narrow, twisting road, full of blind corners.'
  5. 'It is quite common for cars, forced to weave round the resulting blind bends, to have to come to an abrupt stop when they meet.'
  6. 'He missed our hotel, and reversed the hundred metres round a blind bend at the same speed to drop us off.'
  7. 'There's a blind exit onto Bridge Street at the bottom of the hill and it is awfully dangerous trying to get out there.'
  8. 'Now, was she heading towards the blind bend in the road or was she going away from it?'
  9. 'At one point, we rounded a blind corner and startled a gigantic grizzly sow and her cub as they crossed a shallow, rocky creek.'
  10. 'Gardaí and fire service personnel at the scene said the Opel appeared to have veered accidentally to its incorrect side of the road at a blind bend where the collision occurred.'
  11. 'fresco paintings on the blind windows'
  12. 'Glazed doors, provided that the panes are rectangular, can be reduced by removing one tier of panes; blind doors can be cut down at will.'
  13. 'A blind door set into a pharaonic tomb to allow the spirit of the deceased to come and go.'
  14. 'a blind pipe'
  15. 'The airways are blind-ended, acting in effect as air-filled capillary tubes sealed at one end.'
  16. 'Bromley redefined Trypanites to include all blind, simple, unbranched borings in hard substrata with a single opening to the surface.'
Not the slightest (used in emphatic expressions)
  1. 'It is, I repeat, just greed on the part of the ownership and I bet my pointing it out to them won't make a blind bit of difference either.'
  2. 'We consulted people on Goldiggers and the skatepark and then did not take a blind bit of notice of them.'
  3. 'Like it's ultimately gonna make a blind bit of difference, kids.'
  4. 'He made decisions about funding feeling as though he were slicing up a cake that had already been cut and moving the wedges around without making a blind bit of difference.'
  5. 'That's fine, but the harsh reality is that even if, God forbid, a child is killed or seriously injured, it will not make a blind bit of difference in the long term.'
  6. 'On Continental Europe no one ever pays a blind bit of notice to them.'
  7. 'Despite not pushing for major changes, Williamson says the current regime hasn't made a blind bit of difference to the end user, and I'd have to agree with him.'
  8. 'If you're miserable on the inside, a teeny-weeny nose or super-duper frontage is not going to make a blind bit of difference.'
  9. 'It amazes me how people seem to forget that they were young once and that no amount of pep talks, pleading or punishment would have made a blind bit of difference to how they carried on when away from their parents' beady eyes.'
  10. 'What should writers do in order to avoid the kind of heartache which arises when you publish a book and no one takes a blind bit of notice?'
(of a plant) without buds, eyes, or terminal flowers.
  1. 'Blind plants which occur a mature stage of the plant do so as a result of cultural conditions; the extent to which it occurs depends on the sensitivity of the variety'
  2. 'It sounds cruel, but during one long hot summer I did once shock a blind camellia into flowering by withholding water for as long as I felt the plant could bear it.'
  3. 'One of the original reasons to burn the straw was to combat blind seed disease.'


Cause (someone) to be unable to see, permanently or temporarily.
  1. 'her eyes were blinded with scalding tears'
  2. 'Burnley Crown Court heard Mr Cook, who works in computers, suffered a break to his retina and feared waking up blinded.'
  3. 'But in 1944, Norman returned to action by taking part in D-Day plus one, in which he was wounded in the face and nearly blinded.'
  4. 'She was blinded by her tears and the smoke, so she couldn't see the burning timber above her that was about to fall.'
  5. 'Eric, blinded more than 20 years ago by a genetic disorder, has been getting one-and-a-half hours of help every Thursday morning.'
  6. 'One way of preventing the victims from seeing and knowing the regime's political agendas was to plunge them literally into the dark - to blind them.'
  7. '‘I'm going to try and throw a flashbang at it, and blind the pilot inside,’ I informed him.'
  8. 'St Dunstan's charity, which looks after servicemen and women blinded in the service of their country, organised the event.'
  9. 'Sentencing him, she said Margerum had lashed out in drink at someone who had done him no harm and said he could have left his victim blinded.'
  10. 'A man blinded in one eye by a samurai sword attack in Kidbrooke was the victim of mistaken identity, a court has heard.'
  11. 'I said nothing, but merely nodded, tears temporarily blinding me, blurring my vision.'
Deprive (someone) of understanding, judgement, or perception.
  1. 'somehow Clare and I were blinded to the truth'
  2. 'But… now that she really thought about it, now that she didn't let anger blind her, just why did Aiden grab her book and throw it?'
  3. 'A minority still believed that it was possible and necessary to resist Germany, and refused to let anti-Communism blind them to the necessity for a Soviet alliance.'
  4. 'Perhaps our closeness to the intricacies of identity, including race and gender, blind us to what we have in common with humanity.'
  5. 'The Counter-Reformation proved to the outside world that the Catholic Church had recognised its past failings and was willing to reform itself rather than blind itself to its faults.'
  6. 'It starred Russell Crowe as a young skinhead on a path of self-destruction, though his ideals blind him to the damage he is doing to himself.'
  7. 'He was used to getting his own way and was so enraged that he was blinded to the consequences of his actions.'
  8. 'However, don't let these minor things blind you to the fact that The Big Book of Busts is actually an extremely important addition to any serious chess library.'
  9. 'Such reactions either blind them to what you're trying to get across, or they go away so worried that they don't function effectively for days.'
  10. 'Don't let your enthusiasm for new ideas blind you to the possibility that maybe they will undo something of long standing that is really valuable.'
  11. 'Or had I been blinded by my own passion, and my own desperate yearning for her to see me as I saw her?'
  12. 'It blinded me with details of how many of its clients were looking for a car just like mine.'
  13. 'Of the communists, Richard Wright concluded: ‘They're blind… Their enemies have blinded them with too much oppression.’'
  14. 'She blinded me with science, and weird science at that.'
  15. 'They probably won't blind you with science just yet, however.'
  16. 'They won't say that O'Dwyer has blinded them with insight.'
  17. 'Most managers in shops have no idea what the regulations say, and it's not difficult to blind them with a little bit of knowledge.'
  18. 'It is, of course, deliberately provocative and designed to tempt an unwitting Unionite into criticising his choice of closure before blinding him with the weight and depth of his erudition.'
  19. 'Identifying with either side blinds you with ideology, makes up your mind for you and stops you thinking.'
  20. 'Vander's contradictory impulses, to conceal and to reveal (to blind us with insight) are not exposed as a failing but revealed as inherent to speech.'
  21. 'Far from attempting to blind us with science on behalf of one side or the other, Mr Ridley is determined to open our eyes to what is staring us in the face: the fact that we are the product of a transition between the two.'
Move very fast and dangerously.
  1. 'The first thing they knew was Grant came blinding along at an absolutely unheard of speed for a Destroyer following up a Convoy, hitting them half way between the conning tower and tail.'
  2. 'It seems that you will be the one blatting blinding along, and when you shunt me because I have broken down you'll claim that I shouldn't have been there.'
  3. 'With Live in Vain blinding along, she could be the one chasing and coming out of the pack to make it nervous in the last 100m.'


A screen for a window, especially one on a roller or made of slats.
  1. 'Lobo started shuffling uphill, on crooked empty streets past blind-shuttered windows.'
  2. 'Alyssa walked slowly over to the window and pulled the blinds up.'
  3. 'The moon shines through the slats of the window blinds, casting stripes of light and shadow over the two beds in the semi-private room.'
  4. 'Sunlight poked through the slats in the white blinds over my window.'
  5. 'Someone walked into the room making a noise sounding like they were pulling up blinds from windows.'
  6. 'Each inhabitant has chosen an image that most represents their life to be traced onto a blind affixed to the windows of the south-facing facade.'
  7. 'For this project, you can use any covering you would use for a window, from blinds to curtains.'
  8. 'Anna watched as the plane flew over and through all the clouds in the sky before pulling the blind back over the window.'
  9. 'Susan ordered windows with miniblinds sandwiched between the glass so she'd never need to clean another blind.'
  10. 'If eyes are the windows to the soul, Coach Willingham has the curtains pulled, blinds raised and windows cranked all the way open.'
  11. 'For the past 30 years the 58-year-old has worked for a company in Devon that produces blinds and awnings.'
  12. 'That is why, for the past 10 years, McLeod has watched his firm, which specialises in manufacturing shop blinds and awnings, flourish.'
  13. 'Having been here when Queen Victoria reigned, Deans is the only blinds company that is still in business who can provide an authentic Victorian or Edwardian awning to complete the finishing touch to a serious restoration project on a shop, restaurant or even a special private house.'
Something designed to conceal one's real intentions.
  1. 'Its members rarely published any verse or stories for adult market publications, and wrote instead for children's magazines, a blind for some of the most experimental work in the Stalinist era.'
  2. 'The aversion to addressing race concerns that is demonstrated through this research carries through to an aversion to discussing race as a driver in and a blind for bad social policy.'
  3. 'That phrase ‘Parlay cheval ou’ [tell my horse] is in daily, hourly use in Haiti and no doubt it is used as a blind for self-expression.'
  4. 'Peak and relative density counts were combined to arrive at density estimates for each species in each year at each blind.'
  5. 'If you're in a blind, well, not much you can do, but if you can use a camera with a manual rewind and advance instead of automatic, that would certainly be preferable.'
  6. 'A bit off to the east I can hear a dull ‘thwack’ sound as one of my hunting partners builds himself a little blind.'
  7. 'A rain shelter was provided on the end opposite to the observation blind and numerous perches were scattered throughout.'
  8. 'So, effectively, when you are in one blind there is only one opening where you can use your 600 mm.'
  9. 'The combination worked well in the duck blind, and was great for goose and turkey hunting.'
  10. 'It would prohibit placement of a temporary or permanent hunting blind or wildlife feeder within 150 yards of a fence serving as a property boundary.'
  11. 'They retreated back to a duck blind, and watched to see what would happen.'
  12. 'You could jerry-rig a blind from a camouflage cloth, or use a small tent that you don't mind modifying.'
  13. 'Expect to be there for awhile: You don't want to leave the blind until you're done taking photos.'
A heavy drinking bout.


    1. unable to see; lacking the sense of sight; sightless: a blind man.

    2. unwilling or unable to perceive or understand: They were blind to their children's faults. He was blind to all arguments.

    3. not characterized or determined by reason or control: blind tenacity; blind chance.

    4. not having or based on reason or intelligence; absolute and unquestioning: She had blind faith in his fidelity.

    5. lacking all consciousness or awareness: a blind stupo

    More examples(as adjective)

    "workmen can be blinded during people."

    "people can be blinded by snowstorms."

    "people can be blinded by adorations."

    "fears can be blinded by successes."

    "people can be blinded."

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