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  • At ten minutes to midnight they were all gathered in the garage, Claudia heavy-eyed and stumbling, the older three prickling with alertness.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • Whenever I see some straggly-haired, heavy-eyed, palpably-exhausted-looking woman clambering onto the bus with a pushchair - trying to shush its howling tomato-faced occupant without actually resorting to physical violence - my instinctive reaction is not jealousy, fury and rage against the fates for denying me my biological destiny and the wonders of motherhood.

    Hell Is The Mothers

  • Congress, the erstwhile supervisor, dozes at the wheel and nods its heavy-eyed approval.

    Winslow T. Wheeler: The Pentagon's Black Hole

  • Whenever I see some straggly-haired, heavy-eyed, palpably-exhausted-looking woman clambering onto the bus with a pushchair - trying to shush its howling tomato-faced occupant without actually resorting to physical violence - my instinctive reaction is not jealousy, fury and rage against the fates for denying me my biological destiny and the wonders of motherhood.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • This comparison may not be fully convincing to those who read the book and, ah, well, get heavy-eyed and put it aside for good.

    James Warren: This Week in Magazines: An Electric-Fuel-Trade Acid Test and the South Rises Against the New Yorker

  • Tried to go through books of picture postcards but was a bit too heavy-eyed after the prosciutto lunch and well ... you understand.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • A heavy-eyed young Jewess, a draggled prostitute — no crimson flower for her hair, poor girl! — regards us with a momentary speculation, and we get a whiff of foul language from two newsboys on the kerb.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Scarlet-cheeked and heavy-eyed, she finished unpacking with more speed than care, then took out her laptop and opened it.

    The Rich Man's Royal Mistress

  • Scarlet-cheeked and heavy-eyed, she finished unpacking with more speed than care, then took out her laptop and opened it.

    The Rich Man's Royal Mistress

  • Becky admired little Matilda, who was not quite four years old, as the most charming little love in the world; and the boy, a little fellow of two years — pale, heavy-eyed, and large-headed — she pronounced to be a perfect prodigy in point of size, intelligence, and beauty.

    Vanity Fair

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