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[doo-ee-ahyd, dyoo-] /ˈdu iˌaɪd, ˈdyu-/
romantically naive or credulous; sentimental, innocent, and trusting:
dewy-eyed, aspiring young actresses.
Origin of dewy-eyed
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I'm remembering what a dewy-eyed little dove of a thing she is.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • Nadine kissed her mother, and clung round her neck, dewy-eyed.

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • We are just home from the wedding and I wish you could see Lupe's dewy-eyed joy.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • Lost from sight, both so snow-white were,And the lambkin adored the maiden wee, dewy-eyed with shimmering hair.

  • Just then the bedroom door opened, and out walked David, dewy-eyed, and with very pink cheeks.

  • One she saw clearly—a dewy-eyed, lovely woman who murmured loving, broken words.

    Conjuror's House Stewart Edward White
  • dewy-eyed with shimmering hair,Maiden and lamb were a sight to see, For her pet was white as she was fair.

  • At one moment he gave himself up completely to his pride at having captured this pretty, trustful, dewy-eyed thing!

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for dewy-eyed


naive, innocent, or trusting, esp in a romantic or childlike way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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