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- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see wide, eye, -ed.
- Synonyms: moon-eyed, owly-eyed, pie-eyed, saucer-eyed
- She was like her mother: tiny, curly-haired, and wide-eyed.
- (by extension) Astonished or surprised.
- The magician’s trick left the audience wide-eyed.
- 2014, Rebecca Ley, "City versus country childhoods", The Guardian, 20 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.