with the eyes open wide, as in amazement, innocence, or sleeplessness.
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How to use wide-eyed in a sentence
His co-captain, Derrik Rose, once detailed, in wide-eyed wonderment, a single meal Joa put away.The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning | Bill Schulz | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When a 16-year-old takes on that wide-eyed, touched-for-the-very-first-time role, it all comes off as a tad more…juvenile.Why 'The Giver' Movie Will Disappoint the Book's Fans | Kevin Fallon | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The victory in 1950 over England is precious, but in the way a unicorn might be: to be regarded wide-eyed, and scarcely believed.Stars and Stripes 2, Black Stars 1: Team USA Takes a Win From Ghana | Tunku Varadarajan | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I found the help I needed to be healthy,” says Mindi, a wide-eyed woman with a round face and a chatty affect.
The mug shots have gone viral: wide-eyed, scared-looking Megan Huntsman, 39.
So when she looked at the window she saw only her own reflection, white and wide-eyed, above Aunt Harriet's fur neckpiece.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
Whereat O'Hara, having no weapon, dropped the bag, and trotted wide-eyed forward to the thronged scene of the launchings.The Lord of the Sea | M. P. Shiel
Down gazed the moon, wide-eyed and sorrowful; and still more sorrowful and sweet, upwards gazed the moons pale sister.Japanese Fairy Tales | Grace James
She was beside me in an instant, wide‑eyed with fear, which even then I could see was fear only for me.The Fire People | Ray Cummings
They stared at each other wide-eyed—but stirred by different feelings.The Ghost Breaker | Charles Goddard
British Dictionary definitions for wide-eyed
innocent or credulous
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