from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having gentle or affectionate eyes.
  • Weak-eyed; blear-eyed; dim-sighted.


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  • The details of what happens next when she flirts with her tender-eyed dermatologist (Reid Scott) feel a bit false.

    Are We Ready for This Yet?

  • A barrel chested pock faced, slightly bowlegged roaring boy possessed of a golden voice and a tender-eyed sexual ferocity.

    Gabriel Byrne: A Review of Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Shoenberg

  • His children are thus predisposed to the paternal complaint, and gradually the race becomes tender-eyed.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • In the courtship, however, or rather purchase of a wife by Jacob, we meet with something like sentiment; for when he found that he was not possessed of money or goods, equal to the price which was set upon her, he not only condescended to purchase her by servitude, but even seemed much disappointed when the tender-eyed Leah was faithlessly imposed upon him instead of the beautiful Rachel.

    Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World

  • "I-- I am that kind!" gasped Miss Theodosia, emerging laughing but tender-eyed.

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

  • Leah, the elder, was tender-eyed, but Rachel was beautiful; and both sisters loved their cousin, while the heart of Jacob clung to the younger, the fair damsel who first welcomed him; so that he overlooked the claims of the elder, -- the plain, if not disfigured, Leah.

    Notable Women of Olden Time

  • There had been a season, brief and entirely unremembered by him, when his home had been in one of Sydney's most fashionable suburbs; when a tender-eyed mother had watched delightedly over his first gleams of intelligence, and a proud father had perched him on his shoulder for

    An Australian Lassie

  • One of Ruth with merry brown eyes and brown curls tied in a knot in her neck, and the other of a sweet-faced, tender-eyed woman whom Ruth much resembled.

    Glenloch Girls

  • Each seemed to have in charge some precious treasure which she clasped lovingly to her breast, and all were so beautiful and tender-eyed that


  • There is a boy out there in the woods, on picket, slowly pacing his lonely beat, with the tender-eyed stars for company.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862


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  • Use to describe someone whose eyes convey compassion and kindness.

    July 24, 2010