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eagle eye

unusually sharp visual powers; keen ability to watch or observe.
a person who has sharp vision or who maintains a keen watchfulness.
alert watchfulness.
Origin of eagle eye
1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She had an eagle eye, an aquiline nose, an eagle flounce, and an eagle heart.

    Fighting the Flames R.M. Ballantyne
  • He penetrates to the root of the art at one step of his eagle eye.

  • His eagle eye glared through the thicket for the tall form of Sir Dacre, on whom he sought to wreak his vengeance.

    The Mosstrooper Robert Scott Fittis
  • Catharine, with an eagle eye, watched these indications of a lofty mind.

    Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
  • Sewall watched the men unostentatiously, but with an eagle eye.

  • She gathers courage from the past, and looks with eagle eye to the future.

  • Half rising from his chair, he fixed her with his eagle eye.

    Riddle of the Storm Roy J. Snell
Idioms and Phrases with eagle eye

eagle eye

Unusually keen sight; also, keen intellectual vision. For example, Antiques dealers have an eagle eye for valuable objects, or A good manager has an eagle eye for employee errors. [ Late 1500s ]
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