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Argus-eyed   /ˈɑrgəs-aɪd/   Listen
Argus-eyed

adjective
1.
Having very keen vision.  Synonyms: hawk-eyed, keen-sighted, lynx-eyed, quick-sighted, sharp-eyed, sharp-sighted.
2.
Carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger.  Synonyms: open-eyed, vigilant, wakeful.  "The vigilant eye of the town watch" , "There was a watchful dignity in the room" , "A watchful parent with a toddler in tow"






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"Argus-eyed" Quotes from Famous Books



... and she is to take care, when she searches for papers, before she removes any thing, to observe how it lies, that she may replace all to a hair. Sally and Polly can occasionally help to transcribe. Slow and sure with such an Argus-eyed charmer must be all ...
— Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) - History Of A Young Lady • Samuel Richardson

... room fell silent, and still they gazed and gazed at the small heap of glistening stones and those few grains of gold. They were busy men in the vanguard of a quickened age, and theirs were its ardors, its Argus-eyed fancy and potent imagination. Show them an acorn, and straightway they saw a forest of oaks; an inch of a rainbow, and the mind grasped the whole vast arch, zenith-reaching, seven-colored, enclosing far horizons. ...
— Sir Mortimer • Mary Johnston



Words linked to "Argus-eyed" :   alert, lynx-eyed, watchful, open-eyed, sighted



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