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seeing

[see-ing] /ˈsi ɪŋ/
conjunction
1.
in view of the fact that; considering; inasmuch as.
noun
2.
the act of a person who sees.
3.
the sense of sight.
Origin of seeing
1495-1505
1495-1505; see1 + -ing2
Related forms
unseeing, adjective
unseeingly, adverb
unseeingness, noun
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Examples from the Web for seeings
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  • But to-day he had not seeings it was nt the blue one I had on.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • I have seeings that the folks, they are almost through eating.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • He wouldnt sayleastwise, I didnt ask him, seeings it was none of my business.

    First at the North Pole Edward Stratemeyer
  • As we went along, I had seeings the strings I have put on the bushes for the birds was gone.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Now all of our first seeings and hearings and touchings and smellings and tastings are of this kind.

  • It was all wrapped in a blanket so it could nt even have seeings out the window how the raindrops was coming down so fast.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • I have had seeings of them by waters that flow by the mill town.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
British Dictionary definitions for seeings

seeing

/ˈsiːɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sense or faculty of sight; vision
2.
(astronomy) the quality of the observing conditions (especially the turbulence of the atmosphere) during an astronomical observation
conjunction
3.
(subordinating) often foll by that. in light of the fact (that); inasmuch as; since
Usage note
The use of seeing as how as in seeing as (how) the bus is always late, I don't need to hurry is generally thought to be incorrect or non-standard
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Word Origin and History for seeings

seeing

adj.

c.1300, present participle adjective from see (v.). Seeing Eye dog first attested 1929, American English, trademarked by Seeing Eye Inc. of New Jersey.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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