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doe-eyed

[ doh-ahyd ]

adjective

  1. having large, innocent-looking, dark eyes.
  2. naive; too ready to believe.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of doe-eyed1

First recorded in 1930–35; doe ( def ) + eyed

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Example Sentences

Does the idea of watching a doe-eyed woman wolf down rapacious amounts of food make you mad with desire?

A stunning, doe-eyed blonde emerges, posing for photographs before a Raúl Àvila–designed wall of 25,000 crimson roses.

When Finnell returned to her seat Anthony patted the file and looked up, doe-eyed, for approval.

Apart from a few vignettes bedding doe-eyed playmates, Vinny has all but disappeared this season.

The Lamb of God, the doe-eyed martyr to vicarious atonement, vanished, and in his place stood a virile battler for human rights.

Its brightness showed the dewy roundness, towsled with perplexity, of a doe-eyed girl of Ellen's age.

As a preliminary he leads a group of wide-eared, doe-eyed victims to the rim of the Cañon.

One poor doe-eyed creature crouched to press his forehead twenty times at least on the stone floor of the church.

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