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keen-eyed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj keen-eyed having keen eyesight
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Quotations

  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.”

Usage

In literature:

She smiled at me with a keen-eyed, direct gaze.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Coyote Pete scrutinized it with keen eyes for a moment, narrowing his optics till they were mere slits.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
The mother's keen eye saw the tears he couldn't keep back.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Duncombe eyed him keenly.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Badger did not know it was there, but the keen eyes of Barton saw it as soon as they were again turned in that direction.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
Ross's keen eye fell upon him.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Madame Sennier, who really was, as Paul Lane had said, an extraordinary woman, had a keen eye to the main chance.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
He sat quietly down opposite me, and, weary as I was, I was conscious of his keen eyes upon me.
"The Holladay Case" by Burton E. Stevenson
Frank was straining those keen eyes of his to some purpose.
"The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point" by Quincy Allen
The foreman leveled his slow, keen eyes at him for a minute.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The keen eye either of love or hate can pierce through all disguises.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
Besides the original party of four, there was only a little dark, keen-eyed English doctor, taken from his practice in Mentone.
"The Castle Of The Shadows" by Alice Muriel Williamson
As they were entering the foothills Ted's keen eye caught sight of a slinking form on the rise of a hill running parallel with their path.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
Sarah kept a keen eye upon Horatia during this speech.
"Sarah's School Friend" by May Baldwin
The foreman, for some reason, had galloped down the line, casting his eyes keenly over the herd.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
The sheriff started and his keen eyes swiftly searched the circle of faces.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
His keen eyes had swept the sea and perceived that it was empty.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
He was short and thick-set, with a square jaw, a long upper lip, and keen eyes.
"The Mystics" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
A shout from the keen-eyed Bushman produced a joyful effect.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
He was not a soldier, but he had an acute mind and a keen eye for effect.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
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In poetry:

Thou grow'st for them who seek thee far,
With keen and anxious eye,
Thou art for hands that know thee well,
The little "Simpler's Joy."
"Sent To A Friend With A Wild Flower, Called "The Simpler's Joy"" by Caroline Fry
Ah, those eyes, love-blind, but keen
For my welfare and my weal!
Tho' the grave-door shut between,
Still their love-lights o'er me steal.
"Communion" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Then every eye grew keen and bright,
And every pulse was dancing light,
For every heart had felt its might
The might of labour's chivalry.
"The Blackstone-Edge Gathering" by Ernest Jones
Daddy, daddy,
You sho looks keen!
I likes men that are long and lean.
Broad Street ain’t got no brighter lights
Than your eyes at pitch midnight.
"Little Cinderella" by Lewis Grandison Alexander
He wanders on the desert beach,
Like some lone ghost of air,
Scarce human like,...but then, his eye
Retains the keen and fiery dye
That wont to kindle there !
"Basil" by Anne Bannerman
Give also mercy to the living here
Whose keen-strung souls will quiver at your touch;
The utmost reverence is not too much
For eyes that weep, although the lips may sneer.
"Love Now" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

These stunning images were captured by RIce Avenue resident Jay Piazza, whose keen eye reminds us of an.
Their slogan is "revolutionary but gangsta," and they write about social and political issues with keen, critical eyes.
Leyland, Tigers have keen eye on Pirates.
The state's political caucuses attract the keen eye of publicity to this bucolic area—and dump a ton of ad money into the market.
Griff Smith's keen eye on Texas.
Retired Superior Court Judge Paul A Chernoff has a keen eye for gleaning the human condition, a skill he honed over the course of 36 years on the bench.
With tongue firmly planted in my cheek, I would like to applaud Lewiston Mayor Bob Macdonald for his keen eye, attention to detail and apparent sense of style.
Alberto Alvaro Rios is a writer with a keen eye and an open heart who knows how to get out of the way of his own material.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A light earthquake in southern Alaska has shaken some residents of Anchorage and Kenai (KEEN'-eye).
Anna Karenina, director Joe Wright's eye-popping take on Tolstoy's iconic novel, was among the more keenly anticipated films at this year's Toronto Film Festival.
These 100 men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT.
From sailing vessels to sea birds—and everything in between—the celebrated watercolor artist has a keen eye for all things nautical.
If you've started keeping a keen eye out for oriental pieces, then your next step is learning how to style them.
Do you have a keen eye for news.
Russell Pinch sure has a keen eye: His Joyce cabinet nods to the office vitrines of Victorian optometrists.
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