- having bright eyes.
- alertly eager.
- 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.
Origin of bright-eyed
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for bright-eyed
Bright-eyed and hopeful, she had become a national celebrity in her home country, even appearing on a TV variety show.The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras
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Bright-eyed young couples intertwine gloved hands as they adeptly navigate the crowds.Christmas Misfits Unite
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Posing for a picture with 49 bright-eyed students from India, mathematics teacher (turned chaperone) Mr. Uniyal looks stressed.New York’s Tourists Are Laughing at Us
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In 2009, it was bright-eyed 17-year-old Melanie Oudin who made a jaw-dropping run to the quarterfinals.U.S. Open’s Delicious Week One: Serena and Sloane, Rafa and Roger, and More
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Thousands of bright-eyed programming and design stars have passed through the storied doors.Apple Branches Out. How’d They Do?
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She turned her head, and, laughing and bright-eyed, looked him full in the face.Alice Adams
Then she turned to her husband a bright-eyed glance: "You don't mind—our coming?"The Market-Place
"You want other people to understand," said Lydia, bright-eyed, now she was following him.
Anne, bright-eyed and anxious, came in upon him and brought him to his feet.
On it, when it raised—flushed, bright-eyed and smiling—was the glory of youth.The Wreck of the Titan
- eager; fresh and enthusiastic
- bright-eyed and bushy-tailed informal keen, confident, and alert
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