from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. very imperfect sight; a careless glance; often figuratively.


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  • I can't be doing with Hyde Park soldiering; it looks so dam 'ridiculous, when anyone can see with half an eye that it costs more time and trouble and expense than fighting a war, and the jacks-in-office and hangers-on who take part plainly think it's a whole heap more important.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Also, I had half an eye to Miss Elspeth, and there was no hope there without the mother's good opinion.


  • They did, and if anyone had had half an eye they'd have seen before­hand that they would.

    Behold the Stars

  • At the point where the road forked, I carried on toward Carlstein’s house, keeping half an eye on the top of the hill.

    Walls of Silence


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