sight

(redirected from lost sight)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to lost sight: losing sight

sight

(Appearance), noun apparency, curiosity, effect, exposure, figure, front, glance, guise, impression, inspection, ken, mien, object, panorama, perception, perspective, phenomenon, prospect, regard, respect, scene, scrutiny, show, spectacle, view, vision, vista

sight

(Condition), noun complexion, eyesore, fright, look, mess

sight

(Eyesight), noun eyeshot, field of view, line of sight, range or scope of vision, visualization

sight

verb behold, contemplate, descry, detect, distinguish, espy, gape, gaze, glimpse, look, look on or upon, notice, observe, peek, peer, perceive, recognize, regard, scan, scrutinize, see, set one's sights, set or lay eyes on, spot, spy, study, survey, view, take in, witness
See also: appearance, detect, discern, look, manifestation, notice, observe, perceive, perception, phenomenon, recognize, scene, spy, witness

SIGHT, contracts. Bills of exchange are frequently made payable at sight, that is, on presentment, which might be taken naturally to mean that the bill should then be paid without further delay; but although the point be not clearly settled, it seems the drawee is entitled to the days of grace. Beaw. Lex Mer. pl. 256; Kyd on Bills, 10; Chit. on Bills, 343-4; Bayley on Bills, 42, 109, 110; Selw. N. P. 339.
     2.-The holder of a bill payable at sight, is required to use due diligence to put it into circulation, or have it presented for acceptance within a reasonable time. 20 John. 146; 7 Cowen, 705; 12 Pick. 399 13 Mass. 137; 4 Mason, 336; 5 Mason's 118; 1 McCord, 322; 1 Hawks, 195.
     3. When the bill is payable any number of days after sight, the time begins to run from the period of presentment and acceptance, and not from the time of mere presentment. 1 Mason, 176; 20 John. 176.

References in classic literature ?
But he declared, as the people had done at the inn, that he had lost sight of Hetty directly she got down.
The recital made a strong impression on the warm imagination of Newman; for when Nicholas came to the violent part of the quarrel, he rubbed so hard, as to occasion him the most exquisite pain, which he would not have exhibited, however, for the world, it being perfectly clear that, for the moment, Newman was operating on Sir Mulberry Hawk, and had quite lost sight of his real patient.
At length they had left the village far behind, and even lost sight of the smoke among the trees.
Too many toys in the market today have lost sight of the value of play," said Lorrie Browning, general manager, PLAYSKOOL.
Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but a witness called to report that a vehicle matching the Hummer's description stopped just north of the San Fernando Road off-ramp, where the driver threw three bags containing a white powdery substance onto the shoulder of the road.
Robertson, both of the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System in Martinez, the professor literally reached out to recapture some of his lost sight.
Lately, that's all too often also a good description of some Linux boosters, who have lost sight of the goals of open-source software in their eagerness to attack Microsoft's computing hegemony.
I think we lost sight of this fact in the go-go 80's.
Commenting on the news of the renewed FTB Alliance plans, Mayor Jerry Sanders said, "I don't believe for one minute that anyone has lost sight of the desire to keep the Chargers in the San Diego region - especially football fans.
Bobb recommended that solo foot pursuits of armed suspects be forbidden unless the suspect presents an imminent threat of harm to others, and he said foot pursuits in which deputies have lost sight of fleeing suspects should be terminated in favor of surrounding the area with deputies to search for the suspect.
I would suggest that perhaps the author has lost sight of the fact that metaphor is an integral part of everyday life.
Even though the company has expanded significantly over time, AMS has never lost sight of the ideals on which it was founded.