from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having large or prominent eyes, fitted for seeing in the dark: as, the great-eyed lemurs.


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  • The great-eyed Plato proportioned the lights and shades after the genius of our life.

    Representative Men

  • 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.

    The Wizard Of London

  • 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 Holy Thief

  • The young girl, great-eyed, drew back the bolt and held the door.

    Monk's Hood

  • The children looked on great-eyed, ears pricked, at once awestricken and inquisitive, intent on missing nothing.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • 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.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • There was no dark casket there, no great-eyed, round-browed ivory saint returning her wide stare.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • Eudo was staring at him again in open disbelief, great-eyed, even breaking into a broad grim at the very idea.

    The Potter's Field

  • Both great-eyed, intent, perhaps even a little intimidated by the enterprise they had undertaken.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • 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.

    The Pilgrim of Hate


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