Definition of Outsight
1. Noun. Sight for that which is on the outside; the ability or capacity to perceive or anticipate external things; view; outlook; perspective; power of observation. ¹
2. Noun. Expectation; prospect. ¹
3. Noun. (context: Scotland) Movable goods kept out of doors, such as animals, ploughs, carts, and other implements of husbandry. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Outsight
1. the power of perceiving external things [n -S]
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Literary usage of Outsight
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. How We Master Our Fate by Ursula Newell Gestefeld (1897)
"LIVING BY INSIGHT OR BY outsight. That thing you see when you look in ... When we live by outsight, we live as if the object were the greater of the two. ..."
2. Record of a School: Exemplifying the General Principles of Spiritual Culture by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1835)
"... outsight, in the greatest degree, by thinking on what subjects each answers most readily. But all have both classes of thoughts, in a degree, said he; ..."
3. Record of Mr. Alcott's School: Exemplifying the Principles and Methods of by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1874)
"Which power had you better use, the power of outsight or of insight? Insight. ... What are those things which the outsight sees ? Shadows of real things. ..."
4. Record of a School: Exemplifying the General Principles of Spiritual Culture by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1836)
"Which power had you better use, the power of outsight or of insight ? Insight. ... What are those things which the outsight sees? Shadows of real things. ..."
5. Geographical Essays by William Morris Davis (1909)
"... aids to sharp outsight is clear insight. How can a clear geographical insight be gained ? An analogy with the study of the tides may still serve us. ..."
6. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"outsight, ». Goods, or utensils out of doors, S. Erskine. OUT-SIGHT, ». Prospect of egress. Bollock. ... outsight PLENISHING. Goods out of doors, ..."
7. The Monthly Journal of the American Unitarian Association by American Unitarian Association (1862)
"The perception of an outward world, through the senses, is outsight: the perception of an inward ... The one we know by outsight; the other, by insight. ..."
8. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"... goods which Cannot be reckoned household-stuff, S. " In what is called outsight plenishing, or move- ables without doors, the heirship may be drawn of ..."