sight / sīt
1. the faculty of seeing; vision
Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Alexander Pope, 1688-1744
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4 BC-65 AD
3. one’s range of vision
If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
Enoch Powell, 1912-1998
4. a perception of something by the eye
The sight of books removes sorrows from the heart.
5. plural, aspiration
Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see.
6. plural, something regarded as worth seeing
I don’t ask for the sights in front of me to change, only the depth of my seeing.
Mary Oliver, 1935-2019
Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.
Laozi, 601 C.53 BC
8. an optical viewing device, as on a firearm, used for aiming
His eyes narrowed, reminding her of a hunter looking down a gun sight[…]
from ‘Nobody’s Baby But Mine’ by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, 1948-
9. a lot; a great deal
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.
C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963
1. to look at, observe, see, etc.
[Second to the right, and straight on till morning], Peter had told Wendy, was the way to Neverland; but even birds, carrying maps and consulting them at windy corners, could not have sighted it with these instructions.
from ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ by James M. Barrie, 1860-1937
1. based on comprehension or understanding at first glance