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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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  • They rocked and fanned and stared across the grounds with dulled, unseeing eyes, as if watching and waiting for something.

    The Triumph of Virginia Dale John Francis, Jr.
  • And then I picked it up again, and gazed at it with hard, unseeing eyes.

    The Comrade In White W. H. Leathem
  • But his eyes were wide and unseeing, and all the inner forces of his soul were moving slowly and mightily.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • He waved wildly, frantically, but the big ship drifted on, unseeing.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • For some time he sat in deep thought, looking out with unseeing gaze, and winding his thumbs, as before.

    Autumn Leaves Various
  • He stood there quite still, watching his movements with unseeing eyes.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for unseeing

unseeing

/ʌnˈsiːɪŋ/
adjective
1.
with one's eyes open but not noticing or perceiving anything

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 unseeing

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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