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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



... strong impulse to the study and love of Nature. True, the man who is to grasp its details, sympathies, significations, to hear, in all their grand harmony, its various discordant symphonies and fugues, to see its marvelous associations, needs to be Briarean-armed, Israfel-hearted and Argus-eyed, as perhaps none in our imperfect day and generation can claim to be. But at least this 'Nature' of Emerson's insinuated, dimly and dreamily, in spite of its positive air, an occult relation between man and Nature. ...
— Continental Monthly , Vol I, Issue I, January 1862 - Devoted to Literature and National Policy • Various

... these troubled days, and for this there were several reasons. John Burrill's obtrusiveness was at its height, and he fairly haunted the vicinity of Wardour; and since the advent of Mr. Belknap, Constance had an uneasy feeling that she was in some way, under surveillance. Nelly, who was argus-eyed, and always in armor on behalf of her mistress, had, on one or two occasions, spied a lurker about the premises; and Constance was resolved to give Mr. Belknap as little trouble, on her account, as possible. ...
— The Diamond Coterie • Lawrence L. Lynch



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



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