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eagle eye

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noun
  1. unusually sharp visual powers; keen ability to watch or observe.
  2. a person who has sharp vision or who maintains a keen watchfulness.
  3. alert watchfulness.
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Origin of eagle eye

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for eagle-eye

Historical Examples

  • But he must not stop there, at that small success, with his eagle-eye.

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • Before she could answer Eagle-eye pointed to a big cave-bear.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • Eagle-eye had taught her so well that she knew them as soon as she saw them.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • Eagle-eye found the stones he had left only a short time before.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • When Pigeon tried to run away, Eagle-eye would say, “The cave-bear will get you.”

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp


Idioms and Phrases with eagle-eye

eagle eye

Unusually keen sight; also, keen intellectual vision. For example, Antiques dealers have an eagle eye for valuable objects, or A good manager has an eagle eye for employee errors. [Late 1500s]

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