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seeing    : [s'iɪŋ]
See \See\ (s[=e]), v. t. [imp. {Saw} (s[add]); p. p. {Seen}
(s[=e]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeing}.] [OE. seen, sen, seon,
AS. se['o]n; akin to OFries. s[imac]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG.
sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a], Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth.
sa['i]hwan, and probably to L. sequi to follow (and so
originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). Gr. "e`pesqai,
Skr. sac. Cf. {Sight}, {Sue} to follow.]
1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence
and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to
behold; to descry; to view.
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I will now turn aside, and see this great sight.
--Ex. iii. 3.
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2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or
conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to
discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to
ascertain.
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Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy
brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.
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Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii.
34.
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Who's so gross
That seeth not this palpable device? --Shak.
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3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to
regard attentively; to look after. --Shak.
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I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not
care for contradicting him. --Addison.
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4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call
upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
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And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of
his death. --1 Sam. xv.
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5. To fall in with; to meet or associate with; to have
intercourse or communication with; hence, to have
knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
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Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast
afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen
evil. --Ps. xc. 15.
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Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my
saying, he shall never see death. --John viii.
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Improvement in wisdom and prudence by seeing men.
--Locke.
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6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to
see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
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7. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or
to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.
"I'll see you and raise you ten."
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{God you see} (or {God him see} or {God me see}, etc.), God
keep you (him, me, etc.) in his sight; God protect you.
[Obs.] --Chaucer.

{To see (anything) out}, to see (it) to the end; to be
present at, work at, or attend, to the end.

{To see stars}, to see flashes of light, like stars; --
sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.]


{To see (one) through}, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the
end of a course or an undertaking.
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Seeing \See"ing\, conj. (but originally a present participle).
In view of the fact (that); considering; taking into account
(that); insmuch as; since; because; -- followed by a
dependent clause; as, he did well, seeing that he was so
young.
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Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me? --Gen.
xxvi. 27.
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