having keen sight or perception.

Origin of sharp-eyed

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sharp-eyed

Contemporary Examples of sharp-eyed

Historical Examples of sharp-eyed

  • "Mr. Bines has seen a ghost," said the sharp-eyed Mrs. Drelmer.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The sharp-eyed villagers had witnessed the interview with suspicions lulled.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • He faced a tall, sharp-eyed man, who was in his shirt sleeves.

    From Farm to Fortune

    Horatio Alger Jr.

  • He was in no condition to meet that sharp-eyed, quick-tongued lady!

    The Calico Cat

    Charles Miner Thompson

  • He was a middle-aged, big-framed man, dark of skin and hair, sharp-eyed.

    Ravensdene Court

    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

British Dictionary definitions for sharp-eyed



having very good eyesight
observant or alert
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