having the eyes open.
having the eyes wide open, as in wonder.
watchful; observant; alert.
deliberate; conscious; knowing: an open-eyed commission of a crime.
- o·pen-ey·ed·ly [oh-puhn-ahy-id-lee, -ahyd-], /ˈoʊ pənˈaɪ ɪd li, -ˈaɪd-/, adverb
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How to use open-eyed in a sentence
The cop lay open-eyed with a grievous head wound as Johnson again checked for a pulse.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops | Michael Daly | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
More so than any of his predecessors, Obama ran open-eyed into the Palestinian-Israeli buzz saw.
They were a well-matched pair; iron-nerved, both of them, the sort of men to face sudden death open-eyed and unafraid.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
In the greater sorrow she seemed to have forgotten her child, who was staring open-eyed at the ceiling.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman
The three stood looking at him, Palmer Billy open-mouthed and open-eyed.Colonial Born | G. Firth Scott
They were watching, open-eyed and open-mouthed, the thread of dark-red blood which wakened them up from their trance of passion.North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
She sat open-eyed, with that knowledge which is given to so few—the knowledge of the gradual completion of a set purpose.The Isle of Unrest | Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for open-eyed
with the eyes wide open, as in amazement
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