Usage examples for blear

  1. That red- hair'd, blear- eyed, wide- mouth'd, hook- nos'd wench? – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  2. The flame of hope lit fourteen pairs of blear eyes. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  3. And he gazed at me intently with his small blear eyes as though anxious to know more of my character and temperament. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  4. His bullet- shaped head was encircled by a rim of coarse red hair, to which colour his features assimilated; a broad snubby nose, and a pair of blear, though keen, roving eyes, made up the man. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. Alison's dog was a terrier, old, shaggy and blear- eyed: he had been young with his dead mistress, and had seemed to grow old when she died. – An Isle in the Water by Katharine Tynan
  6. Yonder red- bearded, blear- eyed fellow who is whittling a stick as he whistles, was the principal speaker. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  7. Mouldy, gray and blear, it lives far longer than one's whole life! – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  8. " Bless your heart," says the Brat, comfortingly, " he will never find out that we are there: do you suppose that his blear old eyes will see all across that big room, economically lit up by one pair of candles?" – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  9. No church or organization, looked out for these frowsy, blear- eyed and ragged wanderers who had failed to find a place in the scale of efficiency. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. He was red- faced and blear- eyed, and his nose, partly from the snuff which he took in large quantity, was much injured in shape and colour: a closer description the historical muse declines. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  11. As the direfulness of it all crept over him, something very like anger gleamed through the blear of his faded eyes. – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  12. The stuffy compartment, the blear- eyed lamp, the train's roar and rattle, the forlorn arrival on the windy platform- all slipped away into a remote past. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  13. Dawn broke at last, wan and blear in the south. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  14. They were a moderately good- natured lot; but that was the blear- eyed trouble with making sub trial trips with bad weather coming on- a man never knew about his regular meals. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  15. Sancho changed the subject, and said to his master, " I marvel, senor, at the boldness of Altisidora, the duchess's handmaid; he whom they call Love must have cruelly pierced and wounded her; they say he is a little blind urchin who, though blear- eyed, or more properly speaking sightless, if he aims at a heart, be it ever so small, hits it and pierces it through and through with his arrows. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  16. Idiots, with blear eyes and protending under- lips, gibbered and whined. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  17. Venus vowed by her chastity to patronize the Swedes, and in semblance of a blear- eyed trull paraded the battlements of Fort Christina, accompanied by Diana, as a sergeant's widow, of cracked reputation. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  18. These casual interruptions to his privacy had so frequently occurred since the commencement of his tour, that he only included them amongst his other Irish " disagreeables;" and so he was preparing to enter on another paragraph, when a very decisive knock at the door startled him, and before he could say " Come in," a tall, red- faced, vulgar- looking man, somewhat stooped in the shoulders, and with that blear- eyed watery expression so distinctive in hard drinkers, slowly entered, and shutting the door behind him, advanced to the fire. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  19. Ay, ye once were mine, and, till I forget, Ye are mine forever and aye, Mine, wherever your wild wings go, While shrill winds whistle across the snow And the skies are blear and grey. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde