from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the eyes wide open, as in surprise.
- adj. Watchful and alert.
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- adj. alert and vigilant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. With eyes widely open; alert to possible danger; watchful; vigilant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With eyes wide open, as in wonder or watchfulness; watchful; vigilant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
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In a 2001 speech that has prompted wide debate and is likely to be part of her nomination hearings, Sotomayor, now a judge on a federal appeals court, described her concept of an open-eyed justice: one who aspires to impartiality but cannot be divorced from her gender, ethnicity and upbringing.
His closing line: "I bow my head to the youth of Iran, the youth that is open-eyed, bold and far stronger and more numerous than the near-beardless vigilantes."
Despite her heavy heart she watched in open-eyed wonder as together they left the Bay of Lost Dolphins, left the jagged rocks of the coast, and headed out to the open sea.
The first is a blind mating of the blind; the second, a clear and open-eyed union of male and female who find enough in common to warrant that union.
Attlee is generally a good-natured guide, at once open-eyed and sceptical, but once in a while his equilibrium vanishes.
It would be very wise for us to be open-eyed about Paris' grand designs.
He was just as open-eyed towards us and the UCB in this comedy basement as we were to this megawatt star.
The open-eyed wonderment conveyed by this passage cannot, for me, mitigate the otherwise bland prose and the cloying and cliched effect it produces.
Back in Beijing, China's leaders must be smiling as they watch Washington walk open-eyed into another potential quagmire.
The spectral forms of the lost pack were all about him as he sang and ran in open-eyed dream; the violinist paused in surprise; the men poked the monkey leader of the monkey orchestra and whirled him about wildly raging on his revolving stool; and Johnny laughed.