open-eyed open-eyed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is about open-eyed acceptance, and acceptance requires persistent distance from the truth, and that distance is doubt.
  2. The decision we are going to have to make is a decision we have been refusing for 40 years to look at open-eyed.
  3. Gun crews sweated and strained in cow pastures, farmers' boys and heifers stared open-eyed at new and intricate engines of death.

News

  • Ira Robbins on Lou Reed: An Appreciation

    Lou Reed. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images) What gave Lou Reed volcanic power over four decades of rock and roll wasn't his musical talent – in traditional realms like melody, singing and guitar-playing, he scarcely had any – so much as his forthrightness and courage. Beginning with the demimonde he met in the orbit of Andy Warhol, he was a sharp, open-eyed observer of people, and his songs ...
    on October 29, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  • In its attempts to make peace with the Palestinians and Syria, Olmert says the decision Israelis now must make is one they "have been refusing to look at open-eyed for 40 years."
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: KXXV News Channel 25

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