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  • Thank you for uour refreshing and inspiring blog : I like the way you wander in the city with the eyes wide-opened..

    And Now Bunnies!

  • Three wide-opened casements laid bare the night under a teazle-blue heaven trembling with stars.

    Over the River

  • Not Bobbie Ferrar, but a tall man with a reddish, clean-shaven face and silver hair brushed in a cockscomb off his forehead, was standing before the fire with his legs slightly apart and his hands under his coat tails; he was staring at her with very wide-opened light grey eyes, and his lips were just apart as if he were about to emit a remark.

    Maid in Waiting

  • Her wide-opened, scared eyes were fixed immovably upon him.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Nevertheless his wasted sides rose and fell, and his eyes, wide-opened in his pallid face, gazed in a continuous and intolerable fashion.

    Salammbo

  • The girl who had shaken her head and made all the jewels, the topaz, the aquamarine, the water-coloured jewels with sparks of fire in them, dance, now bared her brows and with wide-opened eyes drove a straight pathway over the waves.

    The Waves

  • Not roaring or snorting, but just blowing from its wide-opened mouth; blowing out as steadily as a vacuum cleaner sucks in.

    The Silver Chair

  • A little dark blood gushed from its wide-opened mouth.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • Now, as she returned, he saw the soft lines of her terror-moved face, and the deep blue of her wide-opened eyes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • Arnold stood, looking with wide-opened eyes at the place where they had last seen the Lamb, the man on the wagon threw another shovelful of coal down the hole.

    The Story of a Lamb on Wheels

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