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eyes left

noun, Military.
1.
(at ceremonies) the command to turn the head and eyes to the left in salute.
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  • Her eyes left the wallet and examined Malone from head to foot.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • His eyes left the mountain side and drooped upon his clasped hands.

    "Seth" Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Timothy's eyes left the fly, and levelled themselves on his visitor.

  • Mr. McClosky's eyes left the valise, and followed him curiously.

  • Her eyes left the mountains and swept across the nearer hills.

  • Her eyes left Mr. Benton's uncouth face and found David's eyes.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
  • He has his eyes left to him, and his ears, and his intellect.

    The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope
  • His eyes left Sheila and traveled apprehensively to the children.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • Still, my eyes left not those of the King, and for a moment thus we stood.

    The King's Assegai Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for eyes left

eyes left

interjection
1.
(military) a command to troops to look left, esp as a salute when marching
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