Having eyes that are moist with tears (used typically to indicate that a person is nostalgic, naive, or sentimental): she gets slightly dewy-eyed as she talks about her family
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- My brother and I emerged from the movie dewy-eyed with tears of relief, as we once again realized how close the world had come to Armageddon.
- A discussion about the merits of Bob Dylan's new memoir, for instance, quickly degenerated into a patchouli-scented haze of dewy-eyed 1960s nostalgia and hippie-dippy pretentiousness.
- But some of us remember political discourse with dewy-eyed nostalgia.