distant look in someone's eye

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of distant look in someone's eye

: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

distant play
  1. : separated in space : away

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

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

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

  2. : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

  3. : to exercise the power of vision upon : examine

  1. : the act of looking

  2. : glance

  3. : the expression of the countenance

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

eye play
  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

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

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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