unseeing

seeing

[see-ing]
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:
1495–1505; see1 + -ing2

unseeing, adjective
unseeingly, adverb
unseeingness, noun
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seeing (ˈsiːɪŋ)
 
n
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
 
conj (often foll by that)
3.  in light of the fact (that); inasmuch as; since
 
usage  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

unseeing (ʌnˈsiːɪŋ)
 
adj
with one's eyes open but not noticing or perceiving anything

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see
O.E. seon (contracted class V strong verb; past tense seah, pp. sewen), from P.Gmc. *sekhwanan (cf. O.S., O.H.G. sehan, M.H.G., Ger. sehen, O.Fris. sia, M.Du. sien, O.N. sja, Goth. saihwan), from PIE base *sekw- "to see," which is "probably" the same base that produced words for "say" in Greek and Latin,
and also words for "follow" (cf. L. sequor), but "opinions differ in regard to the semantic starting-point and sequences" [Buck]. Thus see could originally mean "follow with the eyes." Used in M.E. to mean "behold in the imagination or in a dream" (c.1200), "to recognize the force of (a demonstration)," also c.1200, "often with ref. to metaphorical light or eyes" [OED], and "to learn by reading" (1426). Past tense saw developed from O.E. pl. sawon.
"When you have seen one of their Pictures, you have seen all." [Blake, c.1811]
Sense of "escort" (e.g. to see someone home) first recorded 1607 in Shakespeare. Meaning "to receive as a visitor" is attested from c.1500. Gambling sense of "equal a bet" is from 1599. See you as a casual farewell first attested 1891. Seeing Eye dog first attested 1929, Amer.Eng., trademarked by Seeing Eye Inc. of New Jersey.

see
"position of a bishop," c.1300, from O.Fr. sied, sed, from L. sedem (nom. sedes) "seat, abode," related to sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).
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