adverb see purblind

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  • Purblindly — Purblind Pur blind , a. [For pure blind, i. e., wholly blind. See {Pure}, and cf. {Poreblind}.] 1. Wholly blind. Purblind Argus, all eyes and no sight. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Nearsighted, or dim sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind eye; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purblindly — See purblind. * * * …   Universalium

  • purblindly — adverb In a purblind manner …   Wiktionary

  • purblindly — pur·blind·ly …   English syllables

  • purblindly — adverb see purblind I …   Useful english dictionary

  • purblind — purblindly, adv. purblindness, n. /perr bluynd /, adj. 1. nearly or partially blind; dim sighted. 2. slow or deficient in understanding, imagination, or vision. 3. Obs. totally blind. [1250 1300; ME pur blind completely blind; see PURE (in obs.… …   Universalium

  • purblind — adjective Etymology: Middle English pur blind, from pur purely, wholly, from pur pure Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete wholly blind b. partly blind 2. lacking in vision, insight, or understanding ; obtuse • purblindly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purblindness — See purblindly. * * * …   Universalium

  • blindly — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Without direction] Syn. at random, wildly, in all directions, frantically, instinctively, madly, purposelessly, aimlessly, confusedly, indiscriminately, pell mell. Ant. directly, purposely*, straightforwardly. 2. [Without… …   English dictionary for students

  • purblind — /ˈpɜblaɪnd/ (say perbluynd) adjective 1. nearly blind; partially blind; dim sighted. 2. dull in discernment or understanding: *the heirs of Gallipoli are being slowly, cruelly excluded from the country they have graced and defended with their… …   Australian English dictionary

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