- idiomatic With an intention to.
“Cracking jokes at rare Ben, with an eye to the barmaid,”
“There is no doubt that he was infected with a passion for Mrs. Selia Ross, and woe betide the man who loves a thin straw-coloured woman with an eye to the main chance.”
“As to those copies of the Carlyle Miscellanies, I unfortunately still can say nothing, except what was said in the former (Scotch) letter, that you must proceed in the business with an eye to America and not to us.”
“In a letter of October 1952 to Philip Percival, Hemingway expressed his wish to return to Africa with an eye to even moving there “for keeps.””
“They were intended to sustain my bill, or rather resolution, introduced early in the session, authorizing the Committee of Public Health to inquire into the truth or falsity of the alleged abuses in this regard, and to suggest what legislation should be had for their eradication - a simple inquiry into damning allegations, with an eye to a simple recommendation of remedy.”
“Early had previously examined the vicinity with an eye to its defense and knew that the west bank of Mine Run offered better positions than could be found at Locust Grove.”
“Fludd claimed he had tried to find the Rosicrucians after reading their Manifestoes, with an eye to joining them, but he had failed.”
“In scientific work the main thing just now about which I am engaged is a revision of the Dinosauria, with an eye to the "Descendenz Theorie.”
“We selected his profession with an eye to our own interests; he was at various times a missionary, a sailor and a circus-rider; but from the first we recognized that he was unavoidable.”
“Today I was more interested in my host than in his books, and I looked curiously at the titles (Blood Flukes of Borneo sat between The Thought of Goethe and Crimes of Passion in Eighteenth Century Italy) with him in mind rather than with an eye to borrowing.”
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List of words (or phrases) containing eye-, -eye-, or -eye. Beginning with red-eye and eyebright.
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