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wide-eyed

[wahyd-ahyd] /ˈwaɪdˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
with the eyes open wide, as in amazement, innocence, or sleeplessness.
Origin of wide-eyed
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • wide-eyed, he got lightly to his feet and started for the trap.

  • Jack Ravenhurst took in the whole thing with wide-eyed interest.

    A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • “It seems like a fairy tale, anyway,” said Jessie, wide-eyed and pink-cheeked.

    Lucile Triumphant Elizabeth M. Duffield
  • "I want to tell about running away," said the King, wide-eyed in the dusk.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Another look of wide-eyed astonishment took in the preacher's face.

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British Dictionary definitions for wide-eyed

wide-eyed

adjective
1.
innocent or credulous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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