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big-eyed2

adjective

having quite large eyes

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  • I wonder if Peter ever saw a dear, big-eyed, trustful old Jersey cow have medicine poured down her throat.

    Over Paradise Ridge Maria Thompson Daviess
  • That little maid looked with big-eyed wonder at the newcomer.

    Dixie Martin Grace May North
  • He let his eye rove about the place as one who regards, big-eyed, hogs in the potato patch.

  • And ever since he was a round, big-eyed baby, he has had the freedom of this house.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • I was frail and big-eyed, and wrapped up in music (not cotton wool), and exceedingly childlike for my age.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • “Maybe smugglers,” replied Bess, big-eyed at her own thought.

  • Baby Marise was a leggy and big-eyed girl of nine, and Jock was in the full hale prime of latter middle age.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
  • His mind was entirely occupied by the hungry, big-eyed babies and their sadly smiling, clinging mothers.

    Over Paradise Ridge Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Naturally, the boys were big-eyed all the time with the sights that filled the landscape near and far.

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