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sharp-eyed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sharp-eyed having keen eyesight
    • adj sharp-eyed keenly perceptive or alert "quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon"
    • adj sharp-eyed having very keen vision "quick-sighted as a cat"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sharp-eyed Sharp-sighted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sharp-eyed sharp-sighted
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scearp; Ice. skarpr, Gr. scharf.

Usage

In literature:

Susannah saw the mildness of the prophet's eye turn into a sharp glitter.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
Dickon was watching him with sharp eyes.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
He rolled one quietly under his tongue, and watched Rebecca with sharp eyes.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She wished to think, without Aunt Maria's sharp eyes upon her, searching her thoughts.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Then, too, she was naturally generous, and not sharp-eyed concerning her own needs.
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
But what concerned us most was a sight to make us crouch quickly lest sharp eyes below should descry us on the sky-line of the cliff.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Being inside them, I got a sight of 'em some distance away, but I knew they couldn't see us, sharp as their eyes are.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
His sharp eyes, however, were looking in every direction.
"Doctor Rabbit and Brushtail the Fox" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
Dickie Deer Mouse knew that one needed sharp eyes to spy him when he was peeping from his house in that fashion.
"The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
For some time Sammy sat quietly in the top of the tree, but all the time his sharp eyes were very busy.
"The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess
In about twenty minutes, Jack's sharp eyes searched out the hiding place and the canoe was pulled out for inspection.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
She parted the tall yellow wheat-stalks to right and left, and went forward, looking all about her with her bright, sharp eyes.
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
But Brereton's sharp eyes saw at once that after he had been flung at the foot of the mass of rock some hand had disarranged his clothing.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
Sisters had sharp eyes.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
If only Cousin Elizabeth's sharp eyes had not seen it.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
What sharp eyes you have to see it, by moonlight too!
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
He had little sharp eyes that seemed to glitter.
"Patience Wins" by George Manville Fenn
Still sharp eyes would be required to see them.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Two great yellow eyes may greet you, glaring intermittently, and sharp clicks may assail your ears.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
I will go first, Raoul; you come behind and keep a sharp eye on our friend.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
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In poetry:

'But why this haste, now, Sapar mine?
It's true your eyes are sharp, yet stay,
You are a stranger to this place
And in the dark may lose your way.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
Beware O Anglama! thy foes are abroad,
Thou yet may'st be cross'd in thy faithful intent;
If once thou art spied by the sharp eyes of fraud,
Both her jewel, and thee, thy fair queen must lament.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
Hour of my torture, ochone, how the pain,
Sore, and sharp, as at first, smites again and again,
Sightless dear eyes, voiceless lips, and the breath
Sweet as honey, now lost in the chambers of death!
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Sharp were those sighs of ours, blinded these eyes of ours,
When at last moved away under the arch
All we loved. Aid for them each woman prayed for them,
Treading back slowly the track of their march.
"The Going Of The Battery [Wive's Lament November 2nd 1899]" by Thomas Hardy
Of shining clarity and jewel-sharp form and the beauty of God.
He was free with men before the Greeks came:
He is here naked on the shining water. Every eye that has a
man's nerves behind it has known him.
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers
With grief-struck brow the Patriarch now
Bares the sharp and glittering knife;
On that mournful pyre, oh hapless sire!
Must he take his darling’s life?
Will fails not, though his eyes are dim,
God gave his boy—he belongs to him.
"Abraham’s Sacrifice" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Don't be bugged, but keep a sharp eye out for ticks.
He journalist Orville Schell has a sharp eye for the absurd.
Edward Sharpe Eyeing March 2013 For 'More Rambunctious ' Album.
TVUUC's 'Visual Travelogues' Pairs the Photography and Collage of Two Sharp-Eyed Explorers.
Utica, NY (WIBX) – A sharp-eyed Utica Police officer was able to arrested an alleged rapist Saturday.
Not much but it's better than a sharp stick in the eye.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for lunch at the White House on Thursday, sitting down with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.
Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a change in the bar code s on some coupons and they wrote in to ask about them.
MDOT traffic control keeps sharp eye on bustling metro Grand Rapids.
My sharp-eyed husband has noticed the same young adult coyote traveling on our street at about 7 am and again during the dinner hour at least several days a week this summer.
Your eyes aren't quite as sharp as last season.
Opens Friday in select cities) is an artful blend of tenderness and sharp, clear-eyed observations.
Check out Sharp Eye Surfboards featured in the 2011 Surfboard Buyer's Guide at SURFER Magazine online.
A retina display, for those that need a buzzword translation, is a super- sharp screen that is supposed to have more pixels than the human eye can distinguish at a distance of about 10 to 12 inches.
Keep a sharp eye out for durable grooming tools that meet your needs.
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In science:

Our experiences from the ENGCG description are very much in line with [Eyes and Leech,  ], and so in a sharp con(cid:13)ict with [Church,  ].
Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation
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