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[glas-ee-ahyd, glah-see-] /ˈglæs iˌaɪd, ˈglɑ si-/
having a dull, dazed, or uncomprehending expression; staring fixedly.
Origin of glassy-eyed
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I had a positive abhorrence for the painted, bedizened, dead-faced, glassy-eyed Egeria of Peter Ivanovitch.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • And just then Jane Hubbard came downstairs, shepherding before her a pale and glassy-eyed Bream.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • Down through emptiness they fell together, Burl glassy-eyed with panic.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • I lay there and looked sort of glassy-eyed, as if I was awake, but kinda hypnotized, you know.

  • He sat there a moment, glassy-eyed, then rose with a trembling effort and groped aft to the cabin.

    Caybigan James Hopper

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