: clear-sighted
a clear-eyed assessment

Examples of clear-eyed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In overview remarks at the meeting’s onset, NASA’s Lori Glaze, head of the space agency’s planetary science division, offered a clear-eyed assessment of the challenges ahead and advised vigilance. Leonard David, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 But the loss in Ohio does occasion a clear-eyed assessment of the challenges the pro-life movement faces now and what will likely be a long battle ahead. The Editors, National Review, 8 Nov. 2023 Current and former government officials proffered a clear-eyed, and often depressing, take Tuesday on the state of clinical trials, the pharmaceutical industry, and biotech investors coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nicholas Florko, STAT, 7 Nov. 2023 Another clear-eyed presence is former missionary Dan Everett, who traces his decades among hunter-gatherers in the Amazon. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 That’s no small achievement for him and the others, but Peters was clear-eyed about where things stand. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2023 Addams conceived of juvenile court with a clear-eyed mission to rehabilitate the child. Meribah Knight, ProPublica, 26 Oct. 2023 All in all, that’s a fairly clear-eyed take on the predicament the Republican Party finds itself in now. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 26 Oct. 2023 Gallagher warns university presidents to be 'clear-eyed' on China threat to campuses ... Fox News Staff, Fox News, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clear-eyed was in 1530

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“Clear-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clear-eyed. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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