bifocals bifocals  /ˈbaɪ foʊ kəlz/


  • (n) eyeglasses having two focal lengths, one for near vision and the other for far vision


  1. Andropov sized up his American guest through thick bifocals and smiled enigmatically.
  2. Once upon a time, the eyes glued to financial news would have had to wear bifocals.
  3. Older, with bifocals resting low on their nose and a cigarette dangling from their lips.


  • Cops Arrest Suspect For Allegedly Beating 92-Year-Old And Stealing His Bible

    Police have arrested a suspect for beating a 92-year-old man and stealing his Bible in Manhattan this week. Francisco Flores, 40, has been arrested for allegedly following Ricardo Velez into his Chelsea apartment on Monday night, knocking him to the ground, and stealing his Bible, bag, and bifocals. Velez, who suffered a broken hip during the assault, was extremely shaken up by the incident: “I ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gothamist

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  1. "When you're older, there's a loss of the senses," Jerome said. "You're wearing bifocals -- it's so easy not to look down. The whole person is still there, but it's the senses that are bewildering them."
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: St Jerome Source: News & Observer

  2. "His legacy is his vision," said Gov. Butch Otter, Simplot's former son-in-law. "Compared with him, the rest of the world was wearing bifocals."
    on May 25, 2008 By: Butch Otter Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "I have vision," the confident Butch says at another point in the film, "and the rest of the world wears bifocals." "Could you do that? Why can they do it? Who are those guys?"
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Butch Cassidy Source: Canton Repository (subscription)

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