Sentence Examples


  • They might have long been a bulwark between Rome and the wild hordes of the desert but for the shortsighted cupidity of Trajan, who reduced Petra and broke up the Nabataean nationality (105 A.D.).
  • You.re right, Kris, I can.t understand how you could turn your back on the person who needed you most and justify it with your shortsighted arrogance.
  • Weak and shortsighted as a statesman, as a man and prelate Dalberg was amiable, conscientious and large-hearted.
  • In spite of shortsighted parsimony in the matter of schools, &c., and increased resources through the allocation to the municipality of a certain percentage of new state and provincial taxation, their anti-Semitic successors have been unable to avoid a deficit, and have been obliged to increase the rates.
  • During these fourteen years the policy of Athens towards her maritime allies was, as we have seen, shortsighted and inconsistent.