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- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see wide, eye, -ed.
- She was like her mother: tiny, curly-haired, and wide-eyed.
- 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)
- Cartoonish, wide-eyed infants cling to their mothers or play together low to the ground.
- (by extension) Astonished or surprised.
- The magician's trick left the audience wide-eyed.
- 2014, Rebecca Ley, "City versus country childhoods", The Guardian, +201 December 2014:
- Country life doesn’t protect you from real life. A rural childhood may leave you wide-eyed a bit longer about some things, but it doesn’t confer the insulating innocence that some parents seem to hope.