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wide-eyed

[wahyd-ahyd] /ˈwaɪdˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
with the eyes open wide, as in amazement, innocence, or sleeplessness.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • The students stand wide-eyed and gaping as they watch.
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  • The batteries of eggs always intrigue the wide-eyed youngsters.
  • He, meanwhile, stared back at me with the same wide-eyed incredulity.
British Dictionary definitions for wide-eyed

wide-eyed

adjective
1.
innocent or credulous
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