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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blindlyadverb

    without seeing or looking

    "he felt around his desk blindly"

  2. blindlyadverb

    without preparation or reflection; without a rational basis

    "they bought the car blindly"; "he picked a wife blindly"

Wiktionary

  1. blindlyadverb

    In a blind manner; without sight; sightlessly.

  2. blindlyadverb

    Without consideration or question.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blindlyadverb

    Etymology: from blind.

    The old king, after a long debate,
    By his imperious mistress blindly led,
    Has given Cydaria to Orbellan’s bed. John Dryden, Indian Emp.

    How ready zeal for interest and party, is to charge atheism on those, who will not, without examining, submit, and blindly swallow their nonsense. John Locke.

    How seas, and earth, and air, and active flame,
    Fell through the mighty void; and, in their fall,
    Were blindly gather’d in this goodly ball. John Dryden, Silenus.

Wikipedia

  1. blindly

    Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment, is a medical definition primarily measured based on an individual's better eye visual acuity; in the absence of treatment such as correctable eyewear, assistive devices, and medical treatment– visual impairment may cause the individual difficulties with normal daily tasks including reading and walking. Low vision is a functional definition of visual impairment that is chronic, uncorrectable with treatment or correctable lenses, and impacts daily living. As such low vision can be used as a disability metric and varies based on an individual's experience, environmental demands, accommodations, and access to services. The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines visual impairment as the best-corrected visual acuity of less than 20/40 in the better eye, and the World Health Organization defines it as a presenting acuity of less than 6/12 in the better eye. The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss. In addition to the various permanent conditions, fleeting temporary vision impairment, amaurosis fugax, may occur, and may indicate serious medical problems. The abbreviation VIP is sometimes used for Visually Impaired Person, Persons or People.The most common causes of visual impairment globally are uncorrected refractive errors (43%), cataracts (33%), and glaucoma (2%). Refractive errors include near-sightedness, far-sightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness. Other disorders that may cause visual problems include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, corneal clouding, childhood blindness, and a number of infections. Visual impairment can also be caused by problems in the brain due to stroke, premature birth, or trauma, among others. These cases are known as cortical visual impairment. Screening for vision problems in children may improve future vision and educational achievement. Screening adults without symptoms is of uncertain benefit. Diagnosis is by an eye exam.The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80% of visual impairment is either preventable or curable with treatment. This includes cataracts, the infections river blindness and trachoma, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, uncorrected refractive errors, and some cases of childhood blindness. Many people with significant visual impairment benefit from vision rehabilitation, changes in their environment, and assistive devices.As of 2015, there were 940 million people with some degree of vision loss. 246 million had low vision and 39 million were blind. The majority of people with poor vision are in the developing world and are over the age of 50 years. Rates of visual impairment have decreased since the 1990s. Visual impairments have considerable economic costs both directly due to the cost of treatment and indirectly due to decreased ability to work.

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  1. blindly

    Blindly is an adverb that describes the absence of proper information, understanding, or judgment while performing an action. This might be due to ignorance, bias, prejudice or lack of forethought. If someone is doing something 'blindly,' they are doing it without questioning, thinking about its consequences, or acquiring sufficient knowledge about it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blindlyadverb

    without sight, discernment, or understanding; without thought, investigation, knowledge, or purpose of one's own

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of blindly in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein, quoted in New York Times, March 13, 1940:

    Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

  2. Aventura Major Michael Bentolila:

    It's the most heartbreaking thing I have ever witnessed. Moms, kids, yelling screaming, falling, tripping, kids - lost in the fray - amid the chaos and running around blindly in search of their parents.

  3. Thor Eells:

    When you think about it, making entry -- announced or unannounced -- is very high risk, you're going through a' fatal funnel,' where the bad guy could fire rounds blindly at a doorway and have a chance of hitting us. If we don't have to go through, we don't want to. Who benefits from making an entry ? The answer is the bad guy. So we'd say, that's a tactically unsound decision.

  4. Joanna Lipari:

    Think of how we forgive or redeem the alcoholic or the drug addict, we don't blindly believe they are 'cured,' but we allow the space for their behavior to show they're redeemed.

  5. Zou Lan:

    In recent years, this company did not operate and manage itself well. It failed to conduct prudent operations according to changing market conditions, and it blindly diversified and expanded its business.

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