optic

Part of speech: noun

An eye.

Part of speech:

Pertaining to the eye or vision.

Part of speech: adjective

Optical.

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Usage examples "optic":

  1. Towards the end of the year 1839, still in the full vigour of his health and intellect, he suffered a paralysis of the optic nerve; and that eye, which for so long a term had kindled with critical interest over the volumes of so many literatures and so many languages, was doomed to pursue its animated course no more. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  2. Maybe I can find one of those Optic books, and we'll be young again. - "Brewster's Millions", George Barr McCutcheon.
  3. They are ignorant that, unless the optic nerve be affected, the stimulus of light is beneficial to the eye. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.