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