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Definitions of vision

  1. the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; " popular imagination created a world of demons"; " imagination reveals what the world could be"
  2. the ability to see; the faculty of vision
  3. a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance; " he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"
  4. the perceptual experience of seeing; " the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; " he had a visual sensation of intense light"
  5. a vivid mental image; " he had a vision of his own death"
  6. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
  7. The faculty of seeing; sight; one of the five senses, by which colors and the physical qualities of external objects are appreciated as a result of the stimulating action of light on the sensitive retina, an expansion of the optic nerve.
  8. That which is seen; an object of sight.
  9. Especially, that which is seen otherwise than by the ordinary sight, or the rational eye; a supernatural, prophetic, or imaginary sight; an apparition; a phantom; a specter; as, the visions of Isaiah.
  10. Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
  11. To see in a vision; to dream.
  12. The sensation of sight.
  13. The act of seeing; sense of sight; extent of power to see, physically or mentally; as, a man of broad vision; something seen, especially with the mind's eye; a supernatural appearance; spiritual perception of the actually unseen.
  14. Sight; the act of seeing.
  15. The act of seeing; sense of sight.
  16. The act or sense of seeing: sight: anything seen: anything imagined to be seen: a divine revelation: an apparition: anything imaginary.
  17. Act or sense of seeing; anything seen; imaginary sight; apparition; anything imaginary.
  18. The sense of sight; act of seeing.
  19. Something seen; an apparition; dream; fantasy; specifically, an inspired revelation.
  20. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight; the faculty of seeing; sight; an object of sight; something seen in imagination only; an apparition; a phantom; something imaginary; a revelation from God.
  21. The power or faculty of seeing; perception of external objects; something imagined to be seen; an apparition; a revelation from God; that which is the object of sight.
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Quotes of vision

  1. I think Pedro understands the universe, the same vision I have, about relationships anyhow. – Sonia Braga
  2. If you're not out front defining your vision your opponent will spend gobs of money to define it for you. – Donna Brazile
  3. To deny women directors, as I suspect is happening in the States, is to deny the feminine vision – Jane Campion
  4. Where there is no vision there is no hope. – George Washington Carver
  5. But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all. – Black Elk
  6. And I think one of the tasks that I always feel is how to get that vision out of them. Not exactly what they want, but what they want to accomplish for themselves or their community or their family. – Lawrence Halprin
  7. President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions. – Dennis Hastert
  8. We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you, Twenty -five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you, but today I have no doubts that it was your vision of Poland which led us in the right direction. – Aleksander Kwasniewski
  9. I just prefer instrumental. I don't need to hear what other people are singing. And if I need music as a backdrop to work or to think, I need to have that part of the brain clear- I don't need people feeding their fantasies into my vision – Lydia Lunch
  10. It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people. – Olivier Martinez
  11. Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity. – Thomas Merton
  12. When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal; and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low. – Ramakrishna
  13. When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. – Charles R. Swindoll
  14. Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you. – Miguel de Unamuno
  15. The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Usage examples for vision

  1. But during the time that the vision lasted, sometimes for days, or a little previous to that time, his soul was violently agitated by a thought that brought him no little uneasiness. – The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius Loyola
  2. Every tree and stone served to recall some vision of the past, some walk, or book, or conversation, which at the time he had been hardly conscious of enjoying, but upon which he now looked back with almost melancholy regret. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  3. Mr. Triggs looked at the exquisite little vision before him in surprise and admiration. – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  4. The light which poured out dazzled me for a second or two; but while I stood blinking, under the lamp I had a vision of two girls standing at bay, one behind the other, and the nearer was Denise! – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  5. Did you meet him in a vision or did you actually see him, touch his hand, and hear the sound of his feet? – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  6. When I say no one, of course I mean no clearthinking person of vision with his feet on the ground who didnt go deliberately out of his way to look for the dark side of things. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  7. How long that vision lasted she could not tell. – A Child's Book of Saints by William Canton
  8. Did she see with her child vision the face of death? – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  9. I am quite convinced that such an ideal little creature has, about the man she dreams of for her husband, a vision of someone quite different from you. – Bijou by Gyp
  10. For in the latter's clear eyes he beheld, as it were, a vision of that other son, Norine's ill- fated child, who had been cast into the unknown. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  11. So when King Arthur woke he told his lords and knights that vision and all agreed to wait the coming of Sir Lancelot. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  12. Before his eyes was the vision of that little cabin. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  13. Now, though all this vision or whatever you may please to call it, seemed brief enough, it took longer than the telling, for Messer Dante told me that the next thing he knew was that he heard my voice calling to him. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  14. He had a vision of great things, too. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  15. She was sleeping there within this dim vision of land. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  16. To be sure, my vision had been slow! – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  17. The vision appeared to be troubled. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  18. At length there was the vision of a young, happy, rushing figure- rushing straight to Fanny's arms. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  19. And now, all at once, it turned, swept into a region of light, and faced a mighty vision – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  20. " I am Mr Hesketh's niece," began this wholly unexpected vision of beauty. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford

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