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( wide- eyed comparative , more wide-eyed superlative ) most wide-eyed
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) 
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.
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