Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having large or prominent eyes, fitted for seeing in the dark: as, the great-eyed lemurs.
“The great-eyed Plato proportioned the lights and shades after the genius of our life.”
“Now, Nan knew how to tell a boy beast from a girl well enough, and this one was definitely a doe, and yet, crowning its graceful, great-eyed head were silver antlers.”
“And when Cadfael came slowly back to her across the empty court, she stood in his way great-eyed, fronting him gravely as if she would penetrate into the most remote recesses of his mind.”
“The young girl, great-eyed, drew back the bolt and held the door.”
“The children looked on great-eyed, ears pricked, at once awestricken and inquisitive, intent on missing nothing.”
“It seemed that he had made mutes of two of the three thus unceremoniously brought together, for Elave had come to his feet in a great start, and stood staring at Fortunata as she was staring at him, flushed and great-eyed, and stricken silent.”
“There was no dark casket there, no great-eyed, round-browed ivory saint returning her wide stare.”
“Eudo was staring at him again in open disbelief, great-eyed, even breaking into a broad grim at the very idea.”
“Both great-eyed, intent, perhaps even a little intimidated by the enterprise they had undertaken.”
“The boy came prompt to his hour, great-eyed and thoughtful, and lay submissive and mute under Cadfael's ministrations, which probed every day a little deeper into his knotted and stubborn tissues.”
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