Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to privileged information: "Never before . . . had he been ordered to write a secret eyes-only memo” ( Jeff Kamen).

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  • adj. meant to be read only, and not discussed, by the named recipient, classified

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  • adj. official classification for documents; meant to be seen by only the person to whom it is directed

Etymologies

From the phrase for your eyes only.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Who exactly was she working for, or, more to the point, whose eyes would be perusing her eyes-only intelligence reports?

    A Covert Affair

  • Because of this, Brent had to lose his eyes-only goggles in place of a full mask and Reggie had to excuse himself from playing (no blind firing).

    PvPonline » Archive » Do you have a FLAG?

  • No multi-process authentication for, what I would assume is, eyes-only data?

    Google’s Code For Authentication System Stolen In Attacks | Lifehacker Australia

  • An eyes-only draft was sent to Shultz, Weinberger, and Casey.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • His closest assistants did not know everything that went on, as he received eyes-only papers in sealed envelopes, talked one-on-one with key staffers behind perpetually closed doors, and met daily or more frequently alone with both the White House chief of staff, Donald Regan, and the president himself.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • In the anger chapters, eyes-only writings, I am allowing those feelings to pour forth without self-censorship.

    Anger Management

  • I wasn't convinced about the likelihood of Iron Man/Captain America, but Steve left Tony a personal, hand-written (eyes-only) letter upon the event of his death.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • This is, in my judgment, worse than unprincipledit is stupid, Roche wrote in an eyes-only memo to the president.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • But on the other hand, when you sit down in the Oval Office and they start bringing those eyes-only reports by your desk and you're looking at who is actually locked up, somebody is telling you this is a motley crew.

    CNN Transcript May 24, 2009

  • For 25 years Madeleine Albright has lived in this milieu, moving confidently from the casual confidences of the legislative lobby to the pinnacle of diplomatic posts, where she is fed a daily diet of eyes-only, top-secret papers.

    Family Secrets

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