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bright-eyed

[ brahyt-ahyd ]

adjective

  1. having bright eyes.
  2. alertly eager.


bright-eyed

adjective

  1. eager; fresh and enthusiastic
  2. bright-eyed and bushy-tailed informal.
    bright-eyed and bushy-tailed keen, confident, and alert


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bright-eyed1

First recorded in 1585–95

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Idioms and Phrases

Idioms
  1. bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm:

    Get a good night's sleep so you'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.

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Example Sentences

Bright-eyed and hopeful, she had become a national celebrity in her home country, even appearing on a TV variety show.

Bright-eyed young couples intertwine gloved hands as they adeptly navigate the crowds.

Posing for a picture with 49 bright-eyed students from India, mathematics teacher (turned chaperone) Mr. Uniyal looks stressed.

In 2009, it was bright-eyed 17-year-old Melanie Oudin who made a jaw-dropping run to the quarterfinals.

Thousands of bright-eyed programming and design stars have passed through the storied doors.

This bear was a poor looking creature, which had once been an expensive bright-eyed Teddy-bear made of brown plush.

They came on a richly dressed lady, who struggled onward, dragging a bright-eyed little boy of four.

Two squires of the Norman Duke led in an Arab, muscular, bright-eyed, decently habited.

Two bright-eyed little girls in jackets play beside a smiling woman.

The latter had been brought by a rippling, bright-eyed lady in black, who made the men listen to her, whether they would or no.

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