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A world to see

  • a wonder to see; something admirable or surprising to see. Obs.
    O, you are novices; 't is a world to see How tame, when men and women are alone, A meacock wretch can make the curstest shrew. Shak.
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Apostolic see

  • a see founded and governed by an apostle; specifically, the Church of Rome; so called because, in the Roman Catholic belief, the pope is the successor of St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and the only apostle who has successors in the apostolic office.
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clear-seeing

Clear"-see`ing adjective
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  1. Having a clear physical or mental vision; having a clear understanding.
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God you (him, ∨ me, etc.) see

  • God keep you (him, me, etc.) in his sight; God protect you. Obs. Chaucer.
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holy see

  • noun the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
    Holy See; State of the Vatican City.
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no-see-um

  • noun minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
    punkie; punkey; punky; biting midge.
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see double

  • verb see things as if they were there twice
    • After taking the drug, John saw double
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see eye to eye

  • verb be in agreement
    • We never saw eye to eye on this question
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see red

  • verb become angry
    anger.
    • He angers easily
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see the light

  • verb change for the better
    straighten out; reform.
    • The lazy student promised to reform
    • the habitual cheater finally saw the light
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see through

  • verb support financially through a period of time
    • The scholarship saw me through college
    • This money will see me through next month
  • verb perceive the true nature of
    • We could see through her apparent calm
  • verb remain with until completion
    • I must see the job through
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see to it

  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    insure; control; assure; see; ensure; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product
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see-through

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
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seeing eye dog

  • noun (trademark) a guide dog trained to guide a blind person
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seeing red

  • noun a state of irritation or annoyance
    huff; miff.
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sight-seeing

Sight"-see`ing adjective
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  1. Engaged in, or given to, seeing sights; eager for novelties or curiosities.
Sight"-see`ing noun
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  1. The act of seeing sights; eagerness for novelties or curiosities.
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the holy see

  • noun the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
    Holy See; State of the Vatican City.
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To see into, ∨ through, a millstone

  • to see into or through a difficult matter. (Colloq.)
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To see (anything) out

  • to see (it) to the end; to be present at, or attend, to the end.
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To see (one) through

  • to help, watch, or guard (one) to the end of a course or an undertaking.
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To see about a thing

  • to pay attention to it; to consider it.
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To see how the squares go

  • to see how the game proceeds; a phrase taken from the game of chess, the chessboard being formed with squares. Obs. L'Estrange.
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To see on

  • to look at. Obs. "She was full more blissful on to see." Chaucer.
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To see service

  • (Mil.), to do duty in the presence of the enemy, or in actual war.
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To see stars

  • to see flashes of light, like stars; sometimes the result of concussion of the head. Colloq.
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To see the back of

  • to get rid of .
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To see the light

  • to come into the light; hence, to come into the world or public notice; as, his book never saw the light. also, see the light of day; (b) to come to understand (sometimes used ironically, said of a person who professes to change his opinion after he has been convinced that it will be in his own interest if the facts are different from his initial beliefs)
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To see to

  • . (a) To look at; to behold; to view . Obs. "An altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to" Josh. xxii. 10. (b) To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a fire.
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well-seen

Well"-seen` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having seen much; hence, accomplished; experienced. Obs. Beau. & Fl.
    Well-seen in arms and proved in many a fight. Spenser.
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when first seen

  • adverb as a first impression
    at first blush.
    • at first blush the offer seemed attractive
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