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[hawk-ahyd] /ˈhɔkˌaɪd/
having very keen sight:
a hawk-eyed guard.
Origin of hawk-eyed
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I saw him darting around like a hawk-eyed reporter this morning.

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • The man is of a fine American type, sinewy, resolute, hawk-eyed.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • The hawk-eyed sacristan has marked down the stranger, and hurries up obsequious and eager to detain me.

    Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway
  • Active as he was, Laurie was not the first to leap at the hawk-eyed one.

    The Crimson Thread Roy J. Snell
  • “He—he shot him,” Cordie gulped, pointing away toward the hawk-eyed man.

    The Crimson Thread Roy J. Snell
  • How could he sit before the hawk-eyed man whom he was about to meet without in some way betraying his secret?

    Sevenoaks J. G. Holland
  • 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
  • The hawk-eyed Dick noted him, and that his bridle was bound to those of the knights who rode upon his either side.

    Red Eve H. Rider Haggard
  • hawk-eyed Sherman watches the glorious young general as he turns into the forest.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • With all their silence and caution, however, the poor trappers cannot always escape their hawk-eyed enemies.

British Dictionary definitions for hawk-eyed


having extremely keen sight
vigilant, watchful, or observant: hawk-eyed scrutiny
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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