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  • adj. having large round wide-open eyes
  • adj. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity


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  • My Keepon, a round-eyed robot that looks like two oranges fused together, coos when touched on the head and bobs and twists rhythmically to music.

    The Holiday Toy Popularity Contest

  • The little one all rosy and dimpled (just as she had pictured him!) looking around in round-eyed wonder.

    Sunset in the Hills

  • Chinese wealth is on the Pacific Coast — and the wealthy families and military leaders of that area have far stronger reasons to cast their lot with the round-eyed foreign devils that to let Beijing confiscate their wealth to fill the rice bowls of a billion or so starving peasants in central and northern China.

    Matthew Yglesias » Democratic Presidents’ Base Problem

  • "Of course, a costume ball can be a very tame thing, but when all the exquisitely gowned women on the floor are men and a number of the smartest men are women, ah then, we have something over which to thrill and grow round-eyed," reported the gossipy black weekly tabloid The Inter-State Tattler.

    Irene Monroe: Remembering Trans Heroine Rita Hester

  • She realized he was staring round-eyed at the door beside the nightstand.

    One Night in Scotland

  • With their long pigtails, red sashes and curved swords, the Boxers struck fear in the round-eyed missionaries and merchants who seemed to be overrunning China.

    Devil Dog

  • Even more appropriately, Dean is instantly freaked out, complete with mouth woobles and round-eyed terror.

    Supernatural: The Devil You Know - Pink

  • There is a framed photo of Kevin as a round-eyed, smiling five-year-old.


  • Skif was white-and round-eyed with astonishment, for he was not a strong Mindspeaker, and it would take a powerful Mindspeaker indeed to make him Hear.

    Widows and Orphans

  • Alan Mahoney, Hugh's friend and boyhood chum, had listened to the argument round-eyed, without joining it.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided


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