gimlet-eyed


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gim·let-eyed

(gĭm′lĭt-īd′)
adj.
Having keen vision.
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remarked a gimlet-eyed old gentleman on the other side of the car, looking at Clifford and his companion, as if curious to make them out.
Through it all, Kersten alternates between a gimlet-eyed perspective on who she and her mother really were and the childhood dreams of who she hoped they'd be.
He's the gimlet-eyed presence behind the increasingly grandfatherly figure of Jeremy Corbyn.
A gimlet-eyed idealist, Heilman had her own ambivalent relationship with the commercial theatre, which she saw as corrupt but inescapable, wrapping her critiques of capitalism in ripe, often pulpy entertainments.
Nerves, Stereo (LES3), Tsunami, Tincture, and Sunbather (all works 2016) are the distinctly Angeleno titles of a group of exacting wall sculptures that captured the tone of Didion's gimlet-eyed counter to the prevailing ethos of sunny California optimism--marrying the anxious energy of the writer's prose with the West Coast Light and Space movement's surface buoyancy.
Eighteen years after Carrie's breathless debut in "Sex and the City" Frances is introduced to the viewer as a sullen, gimlet-eyed middle-aged woman, disenchanted and disengaged.
The film, which won for Aspock the best director prize at the Moscow International Film Festival last year, is a character-driven drama made more compelling by its director's astute ability to empathetically dramatize with gimlet-eyed clarity the protagonists' inability to communicate with each other.
For Alec Stewart, his director of cricket at Surrey, such an uncluttered mindset is exactly why a player like Roy fits into the shared philosophy of England's head coach, Trevor Bayliss, his genial assistant coach, Paul Farbrace, and their gimlet-eyed captain, Eoin Morgan.
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking made numerous "best of" lists in 2014 with its gimlet-eyed portrayal of the ravages of alcohol on the careers of otherwise distinguished writers.
Slovene celebrity philosopher Slavoj Zizek sees Israel with gimlet-eyed clarity.
WHEN 16-year-old drummer-boy Thomas White is launched into eternity from Newgate's scaffold on March 7, 1811, and the noose (which will take fifteen minutes to kill him) tightens, perhaps he spots a tall man of military bearing who watches, gimlet-eyed, from the press-yard.