believe one's eyes/ears

Definition of believe one's eyes/ears

  1. —used in negative statements to indicate being surprised at or upset by something seen or heard I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw what he was wearing.

Word by Word Definitions

believeplay
  1. :  to have a firm or wholehearted religious conviction or persuasion :  to regard the existence of God as a fact

    :  to accept something as true, genuine, or real

    :  to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something

eyeplay eyes
  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely

earplay ears
  1. :  the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae

    :  any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion

    :  the external ear of humans and most mammals

  1. :  the fruiting spike of a cereal (such as wheat or corn) including both the seeds and protective structures

  1. :  to form ears in growing


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