- Make dim; blur: you would blear your eyes with booksMore example sentences
- There she beheld another countenance, of a man well stricken in years, a pale, thin, scholar-like visage, with eyes dim and bleared by the lamplight that had served them to pore over many ponderous books.
- Tears bleared my vision as I took every agonizing step, one at a time, through first the winding maze of the gardens, and then the dark corridors, lit only by the faint glow of a torch.
- She pursed her mouth, lipstick blearing like a squashed berry.
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- Dim, dull, or filmy: a medicine to lay to sore and blear eyesMore example sentences
- They were almost transparent, blear beads of amber, slightly filmed with red; blood, a vampire's tears.
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- A film over the eyes; a blur: he forced his eyes open and shut to rid them of blearMore example sentences
- The blear in his eyes receded like sea foam before the bow.
- She woke up with a start and twelve menacing figures shimmered into focus as the blear left her eyes.
Middle English (as a verb): probably related to Middle High German blerre 'blurred vision' and Low German blarroged 'bleary-eyed'.
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