: having keen sight
also : keen in observing or penetrating

Examples of sharp-eyed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Integral to his work’s profound effect is its sharp-eyed iconoclasm. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Another sharp-eyed observer, Thoreau lived a life apart. Angelica Aboulhosn, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Sep. 2023 Biologist have determined that deer vision is roughly 20/60—so not great when compared to the 20/20 vision of a sharp-eyed human. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 6 July 2023 Some believed that Hudson, sharp-eyed and constantly on the move, was like a wild bird himself—a hawk, perhaps, or an eagle. Christoph Irmscher, WSJ, 11 Aug. 2023 As the images began spreading, fact-checking organizations and sharp-eyed users quickly flagged them as fake. Clare Duffy, CNN, 17 July 2023 Bring a camo hat to conceal your face from sharp-eyed ducks. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 3 June 2020 Created by Jenji Kohan and based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, the show was ribald, off-kilter, playfully knowing about female sexuality, and sharp-eyed about the prison-industrial complex. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 12 July 2023 In other words, he has been widely recognized for seeing America’s problems with sharp-eyed clarity. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sharp-eyed was in 1670

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“Sharp-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sharp-eyed. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: having keen sight
also : keen in observing or seeing through
a sharp-eyed hiker spotted the rare bird

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