Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having eyes like an owl's; seeing best in the night.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having eyes like an owl's.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As the carriage approached, the driver stared, owl-eyed, at the Vanquisher.

    End of Time

  • As the carriage approached, the driver stared, owl-eyed, at the Vanquisher.

    End of Time

  • I just stare, owl-eyed, until somewhere, something catches on.

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  • Early on, I nearly had to call for an ambulance, such was the force of my laughter convulsion when I saw the owl-eyed horror in Rupert Everett's face as he suddenly appreciated the reality of being in a room with Piers Morgan and Alastair Campbell.

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  • Early on, I nearly had to call for an ambulance, such was the force of my laughter convulsion when I saw the owl-eyed horror in Rupert Everett's face as he suddenly appreciated the reality of being in a room with Piers Morgan and Alastair Campbell.

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  • Nevertheless, in the world of the dull rich — those who hold their own by might of possession, conformity, owl-eyed sobriety, and ignorance — Bevy Fleming had become persona non grata.

    The Titan

  • He chuckled to himself at the various images mention of his vocation engendered among members of both sexes: everything from dashing world-traveling entrepreneur to stultifyingly dull owl-eyed accountant.

    Lost And Found

  • Dimly I heard someone murmur, “Blessed are the dead that the rain falls on,” and then the owl-eyed man said “Amen to that,” in a brave voice.

    The Great Gatsby

  • I could have sworn I heard the owl-eyed man break into ghostly laughter.

    The Great Gatsby

  • A stout, middle-aged man, with enormous owl-eyed spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table, staring with unsteady concentration at the shelves of books.

    The Great Gatsby

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