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Monday, October 15, 2007

Definitions for purblind

  1. Having greatly reduced vision.
  2. Lacking in insight or discernment.

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Citations for purblind
Add to this that the work seems unsure of its audience, providing no footnotes or exact references, but concluding with a bizarre parade of bibliographical essays running to 59 pages; that it gives the date only about once every 100 pages (and then not always the right date...) and leaves us feeling as if we were wandering purblind in some deep cave. James R. Kincaid, New York Times
Those changes, whose pressing necessity by the end of the 1980s was surely evident to all but the most purblind, would have taken place in any case. Bryan Gould, New Statesman
Origin of purblind
1250-1300
Purblind derives from Middle English pur blind, wholly blind, from pur, pure + blind. In time it came to mean something less than wholly blind.
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