- having very keen sight: a hawk-eyed guard.
Origin of hawk-eyed
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for hawk-eyed
The man is of a fine American type, sinewy, resolute, hawk-eyed.Mountain Meditations
An' at that the most hawk-eyed in the outfit can't make it look like nothin'.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
And that man, that hawk-eyed man—” she shuddered, “must have recognized me.
Active as he was, Laurie was not the first to leap at the hawk-eyed one.
I saw him darting around like a hawk-eyed reporter this morning.Kilo
Ellis Parker Butler
- having extremely keen sight
- vigilant, watchful, or observanthawk-eyed scrutiny
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