from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the eyes completely opened, as in wonder.
- adj. Innocent; credulous.
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- adj. Having large or wide-open eyes.
- adj. Astonished or surprised.
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- adj. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
- adj. (used of eyes) fully open or extended
This girl is totally at ease surrounded by crowds and bright lights but still manages an expression of wide-eyed innocence.
Miss Middleton appears to be baring her teeth, while Prince William is looking on with an expression of wide-eyed surprise.
I am deeply humbled by the wide-eyed 15-year-old I met named Judith, who walks two hours a day to school, often on an empty stomach, because education is at the core of her existence after her mother died in the earthquake.
She's made a wall of pillows all the way around the bed and is peeking over the top, wide-eyed.
The guard watched wide-eyed as Hendricks pulled the bracelet out from her ample cleavage.
The wide-eyed members of the audience, we are frequently reminded, are never more than 50 feet away from the horse and dog acts, the tumblers and stuntfolk, the clowns and trapeze artists.
"The book sags in its long middle, but towards the end Deaver digs into his bottomless bag of unexpected twists and turns, keeping readers wide-eyed with surprise, and leaving them looking forward to more of the perspicacious Dance."
For a moment he was paralyzed, staring wide-eyed and uncomprehending.
There have been a few that hold my gaze, unflinching, until the final thrust when wide-eyed surprise erases brave arrogance.
Drawn From Life takes on this global renaissance of the medium with a refreshing sense of wide-eyed discovery, with some artists travelling to Kendal to graphically respond in person to the environment of Abbot Hall.