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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
First recorded in 1850-55
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  • Mrs. Bines, stooping, took the limp and wide-eyed Paul up in her arms.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Morning found the man haggard and worn, wide-eyed from want of sleep.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Bill stared in wide-eyed astonishment at the harsh injustice of the attack.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • “Her brother has come,” he announced to the wide-eyed Minna.

  • Yet he lay there, wide-eyed, wondering, and tormenting himself.

    People of Position Stanley Portal Hyatt
British Dictionary definitions for wide-eyed

wide-eyed

adjective
1.
innocent or credulous
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