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big-eyed2

adjective

having quite large eyes

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  • When morning came she was white and big-eyed, and the girls were shocked when they saw her.

  • Doris had been standing there big-eyed and never once asked for Solomon.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
  • Young thrushes and rooks are nasty-looking, big-eyed, naked things at first.

    Burr Junior G. Manville Fenn
  • That little maid looked with big-eyed wonder at the newcomer.

    Dixie Martin Grace May North
  • And ever since he was a round, big-eyed baby, he has had the freedom of this house.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • “Maybe smugglers,” replied Bess, big-eyed at her own thought.

  • He was a big-eyed, shrunken mite, strapped flat to his board carrier.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • I wonder if Peter ever saw a dear, big-eyed, trustful old Jersey cow have medicine poured down her throat.

    Over Paradise Ridge Maria Thompson Daviess
  • His mind was entirely occupied by the hungry, big-eyed babies and their sadly smiling, clinging mothers.

    Over Paradise Ridge Maria Thompson Daviess

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