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  • Thereat the city of San Francisco was overrun by anxious-eyed emissaries, and commission houses and dairy associations were startled by a sudden demand for eggs running not more than twenty ounces to the dozen.

    THE ONE THOUSAND DOZEN

  • To see a big, strong man anxious-eyed as a child because of a strange sound amused her.

    The Trespasser

  • The moment the horses halted, an anxious-eyed footman in unadorned black opened the coach door, holding out a broad flat parasol of dark oiled cloth.

    The Path of Daggers

  • The change in her appearance was even more startling to the little anxious-eyed girl than in John's case.

    Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley

  • And now -- she lay there, like a sleeping child, the dark tendrils of hair clinging to her moist, sun-flushed cheeks, her long lashes mingling their shadows with the purple underlining of the night's terrors, homeless, exhausted, resourceless but for that anxious-eyed young man.

    The Fortieth Door

  • "But sir, how ... .." began the anxious-eyed underling.

    Galactic Patrol

  • And now that pride had broken down, was gone for ever, so far as this man was concerned, it was a very loving anxious-eyed, trembling woman who watched for the coming of the man that she loved and needed, the man who meant all the happiness this world could give her.

    The Imaginary Marriage

  • On the evening following the receipt of Miriam's letter, an anxious-eyed young man swung off the eight o'clock train into Oakdale, and hailing a taxicab was whirled away from the station toward the Harlowe's home.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer

  • She crossed the puttering little brook by the simple expedient of jumping from one bank to the other and scrambled through the willow trees, emerging, flushed and anxious-eyed, to confront a boy about fourteen years old in a torn straw hat and faded overalls and a tall, lean middle-aged man with a pitchfork in his hands.

    Betty Gordon in Washington

  • Mrs. King, anxious-eyed, was talking to someone in the kitchen.

    Captivity

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