roving eye


: a tendency to look at and have sexual thoughts about other people while already in a romantic relationship
His wife wasn't willing to tolerate his roving eye.

Examples of roving eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If even Epstein’s secret cabal is exposed to this kind of mediocre corporate espionage, then there truly is no place anybody can hide from the roving eye of the data brokerage industry. Lucas Ropek / Gizmodo, Quartz, 28 Mar. 2024 Irene, hyper-conscious of her age and the attraction Nina represents to William (Ato Essandoh), Irene’s novelist-lover with the roving eye, tends to dress too ostentatiously for the country (courtesy of the savvy costume designer Qween Jean). Peter Marks, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2023

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“Roving eye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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