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eyes front

(military) a command to troops to look ahead
a demand for attention
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  • He had rather the attitude of a soldier on parade, to whom the colonel had said "eyes front."

    The Rhodesian

    Gertrude Page
  • eyes front, Betty; don't look round; I'll cover your retreat!

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • The other two walked in front of them, arms crossed and eyes front.

    In the Field (1914-1915)

    Marcel Dupont
  • Promptly McKay marched forward, head up, eyes front, face bleak.

    The Pathless Trail

    Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • Donkin's arms seemed glued to his thighs; he stood, eyes front, as if drawn on parade.

  • None had observed the two jackies standing rigidly at one side of the room with eyes front.

  • But he kept “eyes front” and refused to give any further sign as he marched bravely on behind that brave music.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • With some difficulty, Vyrtl kept his eyes front as he strode from the hall with Wilkins and his personal guards at his heels.

    The Envoy, Her Horace Brown Fyfe
  • The messenger exchanged bundles, and then, eyes front, continued up the street until the detective should pounce upon his victim.

  • I look as unconscious as possible; go swinging by the group, eyes front; pick up a slice of bread and regain my cell as usual.

    Within Prison Walls Thomas Mott Osborne

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