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sharp-sighted Line breaks: sharp-sighted

Definition of sharp-sighted in English:


Quick to notice things; perceptive: the lynx was said to be the most sharp-sighted of animals a sharp-sighted observer of world politics
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  • Like other sharp-sighted animals, the eye sockets are protected by a bony ring.
  • When they browse they move upwind, carefully sniffing the air for danger, their sharp-sighted eyes constantly on the alert.
  • He often trembled lest some future explorer of manuscripts might be found as sharp-sighted as himself.

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