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[shahrp-ahyd] /ˈʃɑrpˈaɪd/
having keen sight or perception.
Origin of sharp-eyed
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His sharp-eyed enemy the Singapore man saw him, and the boat was once more pulled towards its mark.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • The door was promptly opened by a very small, sharp-eyed domestic.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • He was a gaunt, sharp-eyed, sharp-nosed, and sharp-tongued man.

    At the Crossroads Harriet T. Comstock
  • Take care that sharp-eyed fellows are stationed on the forecastle.

    The Rival Crusoes W.H.G. Kingston
  • Juniors are sharp-eyed little mortals, and they had a very good idea of how matters stood.

  • "Mr. Bines has seen a ghost," said the sharp-eyed Mrs. Drelmer.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The street child was still there, sitting on the coal, as sharp-eyed and wakefully alert as ever.

    The Secret of the League Ernest Bramah
  • The sharp-eyed villagers had witnessed the interview with suspicions lulled.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • But presently a sharp-eyed Sparrow spied Mother Magpie sitting in her nest.

    The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for sharp-eyed


having very good eyesight
observant or alert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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