open-eyed


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o·pen-eyed

(ō′pən-īd′)
adj.
1. Having the eyes wide open, as in surprise.
2. Watchful and alert.

open-eyed

adj
1. with the eyes wide open, as in amazement
2. watchful; alert
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.open-eyed - carefully observant or attentiveopen-eyed - carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

open-eyed

adjective
Vigilantly attentive:
Idiom: on the ball.
Translations

open-eyed

[ˌəʊpnˈaɪd] ADJcon los ojos abiertos; (= amazed) → con ojos desorbitados
References in classic literature ?
But the nightly moonshine interwove itself with the morning mist, and enveloped him as in a robe, which he hugged about his person, and seldom let realities pierce through; he was not often quite awake, but slept open-eyed, and perhaps fancied himself most dreaming then.
A little way farther on, and Jurgis and Ona, staring open-eyed and wondering, came to the place where this "made" ground was in process of making.
It was all the greater triumph to Miss Nancy Lammeter's beauty that she looked thoroughly bewitching in that costume, as, seated on the pillion behind her tall, erect father, she held one arm round him, and looked down, with open-eyed anxiety, at the treacherous snow-covered pools and puddles, which sent up formidable splashings of mud under the stamp of Dobbin's foot.
She obediently sat down at once and gazed at me open-eyed, evidently expecting something from me at once.
Upon all this the Grandmother gazed with open-eyed curiosity; and, on some thieves happening to be turned out of the place, she was delighted.
That night I passed in a state, mostly open-eyed, I believe, but always on the border between dreams and waking.
I could not hear a sound, not even the drawing of a breath, and yet I knew that my companion sat open-eyed, within a few feet of me, in the same state of nervous tension in which I was myself.
Letty herself, showing as to her mouth and pinafore some slight signs that she had been assisting at the gathering of the cherries which stood in a coral-heap on the tea-table, was now seated on the grass, listening open-eyed to the reading.
Scarlett Trent looked at him for a moment open mouthed and open-eyed.
Of all these little incidents, Dot was the amused and open-eyed spectatress from her chair in the cart; and as she sat there, looking on--a charming little portrait framed to admiration by the tilt--there was no lack of nudgings and glancings and whisperings and envyings among the younger men.
At the mention of this gigantic sum we all stared at one another open-eyed.
It stood for a week or two longer, open-eyed, as if astonished at its own emptiness.