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bright-eyed

Syllabification: bright-eyed

Definition of bright-eyed in English:

adjective

1Having shining eyes.
Example sentences
  • The two richly dressed infants have brought their pets, as bright-eyed as themselves, with them.
  • The pale-skinned bright-eyed goddess wills it.
  • The boy gazed back at him, bright-eyed and calm.
2Alert and lively: bright-eyed young lawyers a bright-eyed optimism
More example sentences
  • Perched on a sofa in his plush suite, he is bright-eyed and unexpectedly eager to talk.
  • Along with their bright-eyed optimism, the band offers up some surprisingly innovative songs.
  • Thin and tired, she seemed to have little in common with the bright-eyed young go-getter.

Phrases

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

1
informal Alert and lively; eager.
[from the conventional description of a squirrel]
Example sentences
  • The two walked off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I wandered outside alone.
  • I started high school bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
  • I could see she was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed now, fully awake.

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