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  • Thinking clearly and sensibly; perspicacious and discerning.

    ‘a clear-sighted sense of what is possible and appropriate’
    • ‘He provides a clear-sighted and sensible guide for anyone who finds himself in the media spotlight.’
    • ‘That prime ministerial statement had no vision; nor did it have any clear-sighted sense of purpose.’
    • ‘The information on this site is fairly clear-sighted.’
    • ‘Here too are many of the familiar themes - alienation, loss, connection, regeneration - that she explored so deftly and with such subtlety and clear-sighted compassion in her story collection.’
    • ‘The book is a clear-sighted, yet compassionate, take on a whole gamut of issues.’
    • ‘How is anyone able to make a clear-sighted judgement about retirement when both press and public conspire to blur the truth and even encourage us to go on beyond reasonable limits?’
    • ‘But behind the on-air enthusiasm and frisson of illegality, the station's founders were hard-headed realists driven by a clear-sighted aims.’
    • ‘We take it rather as a time for reflection and clear-sighted realism about how far the nation has progressed on the path towards freedom and democracy, and how much farther we still have to go.’
    • ‘He is clear-sighted about the scale of his future ambitions.’
    • ‘His speech was important, powerful and clear-sighted.’
    • ‘I suggest that some people might find this theory credulous and at odds with the clear-sighted understanding of human nature in her work.’
    • ‘A love that is elastic as well as clear-sighted is likely to endure.’
    • ‘In ten years time people could be making a much more clear-sighted judgement.’
    • ‘What is needed is a clear-sighted reappraisal of where we stand, before we can plot a path forwards.’
    • ‘It requires a clear-sighted, historically-informed analysis and the clarification of essential political questions.’
    • ‘There, he restated his belief that the panel marked the origin of French painting and amplified his earlier praises of what he saw as the artist's unabashedly clear-sighted reproduction of the hapless king's blunt features.’
    • ‘He was on good terms with the major novelists of his day: he greatly admired Thackeray, of whom he nevertheless wrote a clear-sighted study, and was a close friend of G. Eliot and G. H. Lewes.’
    • ‘A more clear-sighted perspective on the good in human life and a firmer grasp of how we might work together to attain it seem well worth the discomfiture of reorganizing our professional aims and self-understandings.’
    • ‘This opening cluster of poems in the book advocates ‘not knowing’ as an elegiac mode of creative forgetfulness and of clear-sighted, forwardlooking memory.’
    wise, sensible, prudent, politic, shrewd, astute, canny, sagacious, common-sense, commonsensical, sound, well advised, well judged, well thought out, considered, thoughtful, perceptive, discerning, clear-sighted, insightful, far-sighted, percipient, discriminating, informed, intelligent, clever, enlightened, logical, rational



/ˌklirˈsīdəd/ /ˌklɪrˈsaɪdəd/