distant look in someone's eye

Definition of distant look in someone's eye

  1. :  a look on someone's face that shows he or she is thinking about something that is not related to what is happening at the present time She has a distant look in her eye.

Word by Word Definitions

distantplay
  1. :  separated in space :  away

    :  situated at a great distance (see 1distance 2c) :  far-off

    :  having a great amount of separation between each other :  separated by a great distance from each other :  far apart

lookplay
  1. :  to make sure or take care (that something is done)

    :  to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

    :  to exercise the power of vision upon :  examine

  1. :  the act of looking

    :  glance

    :  the expression of the countenance

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  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


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