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hawk-eyed

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Definition of hawk-eyed in English:

adjective

1Having very good eyesight.
Example sentences
  • With keen hawk-eyed vision, he spied his next target.
1.1Watching carefully; vigilant: a hawk-eyed policeman saved the lives of dozens of shoppers
More example sentences
  • Jack was watching the proceedings, hawk-eyed.
  • The hawk-eyed Food and Drug Administration deems lung - a common ingredient in haggis - to be unfit for human consumption.
  • The wing entrance was particularly in need of cleaning but hawk-eyed members of the team were also disappointed with the quality of furniture and linen in some wards.
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