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[shahrp-ahyd] /ˈʃɑrpˈaɪd/
having keen sight or perception.
Origin of sharp-eyed
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Mr. Bines has seen a ghost," said the sharp-eyed Mrs. Drelmer.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The sharp-eyed villagers had witnessed the interview with suspicions lulled.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • He faced a tall, sharp-eyed man, who was in his shirt sleeves.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • He was in no condition to meet that sharp-eyed, quick-tongued lady!

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • He was a middle-aged, big-framed man, dark of skin and hair, sharp-eyed.

    Ravensdene Court

    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • The door was promptly opened by a very small, sharp-eyed domestic.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • Take care that sharp-eyed fellows are stationed on the forecastle.

    The Rival Crusoes W.H.G. Kingston
  • They were sharp-eyed, and if there were any enemies, in view, they would see them.

  • The man, a small, sharp-eyed old fellow, pointed to the road.

    Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for sharp-eyed


having very good eyesight
observant or alert
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