ADJECTIVE
  1. carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
    a policy of open-eyed awareness
    the vigilant eye of the town watch
    a watchful parent with a toddler in tow
    there was a watchful dignity in the room
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How To Use open-eyed In A Sentence

  • He stood before us smiling and open-eyed while he ran long needles into the fleshy part of his arms and legs without flinching, and he allowed one of the gentlemen present to pinch his skin in different parts with strong crenated pincers in a manner which bruised it, and which to most people would have caused intense pain. Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism How to Hypnotize: Being an Exhaustive and Practical System of Method, Application, and Use
  • Sam was lying, open-eyed, head resting on his forepaws. FOOLS GOLD
  • Primroses, cowslips, pansies, and the regular open-eyed white blossom of the wood anemone (or, to use the more elegant Hampshire name, the windflower), were set under our feet as thick as daisies in a meadow; but the pretty weed that we came to seek was coyer; and Ellen began to fear that we had mistaken the place or the season. Our Village
  • a policy of open-eyed awareness
  • The question had the effect of reinflation, but at last the child itself was brought, and it was open-eyed. The Wonder
  • Despite that open-eyed innocence, she was a natural pleasure seeker. KISS AN ANGEL
  • Obviously, Bardo the Just mistook this unspoken, open-eyed prayer of Danlo's as a sign of defiance. THE BROKEN GOD
  • All that he could do was to stand staring, open-eyed, at the officer's plump lips and cheeks, and at the tremulant beams which the candlelight kept throwing over them. Taras Bulba and Other Tales
  • She watched open-eyed as the plane took off.
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