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Eyeless

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Ey'eless. adj. [from eye.] Without eyes; sightless; deprived of sight.

            A proclaim'd prize! most happy!
That eyeless head of thine was first fram'd flesh
To raise my fortunes.
Shakesp. King Lear.

                        Promise was, that I
Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver:
Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him
Eyeless in Gaza, at the mill with slaves:
Himself is bound under Philistian yoke.
Milton's Agonistes.

                    Pentheus durst deride
The cheated people, and the eyeless guide.
Addison's Ovid's Metamorph.

Eyeless he grop'd about with vengeful haste,
And justled promontories as he pass'd.
Garth's Ovid.

                    Meonides,
Poor eyeless pilgrim.
Phillips.

        Cyclop, if any pitying thy disgrace,
Ask who disfigur'd thus that eyeless face.
Pope's Odyssey.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Garth, Samuel (17) · Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Milton, John (449) · Philips, John (42) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyeless." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 9, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14932.


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