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bright-eyed

[brahyt-ahyd] /ˈbraɪtˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having bright eyes.
2.
alertly eager.
Idioms
3.
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm:
Get a good night's sleep so you'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.
Origin of bright-eyed
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • I thought that maybe my talk would weary her, but she listened with a bright-eyed regard, nodding her head eagerly at times.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • She turned her head, and, laughing and bright-eyed, looked him full in the face.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • The brown lads in reindeer parkas were bright-eyed and amiable.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Then she turned to her husband a bright-eyed glance: "You don't mind—our coming?"

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • They were the same rosy-cheeked, bright-eyed, deceitful, shameless creatures who had persuaded me into such folly at the fair.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
British Dictionary definitions for bright-eyed

bright-eyed

adjective
1.
eager; fresh and enthusiastic
2.
(informal) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, keen, confident, and alert
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