Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having acute sight; of keen and ready perception.

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Examples

  • His little song of love, fraught with keenness of anxiety, came to the ears of a man and woman lounging in deck-chairs under the awning; and it was the quick-eyed woman who first saw the golden head of Jerry and cried out what she saw.

    CHAPTER XX

  • That the word of God be not blasphemed - The enemies of the Gospel are quick-eyed to spy out imperfections in its professors; and, if they find women professing Christianity living an irregular life, they will not fail to decry the Christian doctrine on this account: Behold your boasted religion! it professes to reform all things, and its very professors are no better than others!

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  • As he did so, being quick-eyed, he saw Ismail drive an elbow home into Darya Khan's ribs, an caught a quick interchange of whispers.

    In The Time Of Light

  • If not Clothahump or his father, the quick-eyed, sharp-eared Mulwit was sure to spot him soon.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • The magistrate, a quick-eyed Latino who had met Kathryn Dance, exuded considerable stress, which she could easily read in his posture and facial expressions.

    Roadside Crosses

  • The quick-eyed artist with the little brain joined us also, and a thick bunch of lean porter-insects swayed and struggled under the multitude of conveniences that were considered essential to my state.

    First Men in the Moon

  • The office is in charge of a quick-eyed little woman of six and thirty perhaps, and she regards us with a certain keenness of scrutiny.

    A Modern Utopia

  • A quick-eyed, light-haired, slight-built woman came in when Jane had gone.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • “Stow that,” said the quick-eyed sailor, as he brought the glass to bear in a moment.

    Erema

  • "Not much that quick-eyed Dalin's fikely to miss," Agate nodded.

    The Covenant of the Forge

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