Common Senses: Videre – 15 Words


capable of being seen or open to easy view

Rescuers are urging people to go to the balconies or rooftops of their houses with bright fabric to make themselves visible.BBC (May 19, 2014)

a person with unusual powers of foresight

Is he a visionary or just seeing things?Time (Mar 27, 2014)

the human face

Your eye switches between the animal and human visages, setting up an interesting dynamic between humans and lions, wildebeests, zebras and others.Seattle Times (Mar 14, 2014)

form a mental picture of something that is invisible

He relied on visualizing his jumps as a training technique, but now all he saw in his mind was disaster, everything wrecked and dropping.New York Times (Feb 14, 2014)

the visual percept of a region

In travel guides you will find descriptions of beautiful vistas and iconic architecture to look at but very little about sounds.Time (Mar 13, 2014)

keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

He practically sprints to the track to watch his horse and then rushes back to the barn to supervise the colt’s meticulous bath routine.New York Times (Apr 27, 2014)

realize beforehand

They flew to Black Hall, picturing the people, prevising the possibilities there.Southworth, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte

reorganize, especially for the purpose of improving

He test-drove exhibits, tinkered with them and revised them based on the reactions of visitors.New York Times (May 6, 2014)

broadcast via a system that transmits images over distance

The former army chief stepped squarely into the public eye this week with a lengthy televised interview and other public remarks.Reuters (May 8, 2014)

worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise

Critics of the green deal say it may be advisable for many homeowners to look at other ways of funding energy efficiency measures.The Guardian (Jan 27, 2013)

the questioning of a person ; often conducted by journalists

“We are giving them the chance to see,” he said of the Americans in one TV interview.US News (May 24, 2014)

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

It will soon come under the regulatory purview of the European Central Bank, which is likely to be more exacting than BaFin, the German overseer.Economist (May 22, 2014)

a detailed critical inspection

Although many parks still outwardly look in good condition, the survey has identified how “neglect has started to creep back in”.BBC (May 21, 2014)

spite and resentment at seeing the success of another

Avoid hair envy: Everyone’s hair is unique and can achieve different looks.Washington Times (May 19, 2014)

containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

I said that an intelligence test for jurors would be seen as invidious and impractical.The Guardian (Feb 23, 2013)

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