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[oh-puh n-ahyd] /ˈoʊ pənˈaɪd/
having the eyes open.
having the eyes wide open, as in wonder.
watchful; observant; alert.
deliberate; conscious; knowing:
an open-eyed commission of a crime.
Origin of open-eyed
First recorded in 1595-1605
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[oh-puh n-ahy-id-lee, -ahyd-] /ˈoʊ pənˈaɪ ɪd li, -ˈaɪd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for open-eyed
Historical Examples
  • It stood for a week or two longer, open-eyed, as if astonished at its own emptiness.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • His amazement now was so open-mouthed as well as open-eyed that she could not help smiling.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Even our open-eyed Jewish idealist has been blest with ignorance of the actual.

  • Lucy crouched and suffered, open-eyed but without any consciousness.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • He had to toss about open-eyed all night and get up weary, weary.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • This should be a support, wise and open-eyed, born of appreciation and intelligence.

  • He stared about him, open-eyed and open-mouthed with amazement.

    The Romance of Golden Star ...

    George Chetwynd Griffith
  • "Love should be open-eyed and wise," say the modern engaged couple.

  • The child stared at Uncle Remus with open-eyed astonishment.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Not so the sterling Letitia, who lay staring, open-eyed, at the ceiling.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for open-eyed


with the eyes wide open, as in amazement
watchful; alert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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