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adverb & adjective
With bulging eyes.‘a bug-eyed monster’
- ‘Far out in the north Atlantic, they are now dredging down to 1000 metres or more and bringing up millions of bug-eyed denizens of the deep, many of which are regarded as delicacies in France.’
- ‘For years Martians were imagined as the stuff of nightmares - bug-eyed monsters, ravening warlords or advanced experimenters on humans.’
- ‘The bug-eyed sea creatures, believed to be Humboldt squid, normally reside in deep water and only come to the surface at night.’
- ‘Kevin isn't a bug-eyed alien, though he does a fair impression.’
- ‘The eye comes from a grenadier fish, O'Hanlon says, just one of the weird and wonderful deep-sea fish a trawler dredges up from the depths, bug-eyed and baggy from the massive change in pressure.’
- ‘Depending on the specific genetic mutation, she explains, the beast may have the head of a wolf or the bug-eyed visage of an ant.’
- ‘Rodney Dangerfield was taunted at school for his unusual bug-eyed appearance, but by his late forties he was established as one of America's most popular comedians.’
- ‘Which one do you want, the spaniel with the crown or the bug-eyed chihuahua?’
- ‘With breathtaking effrontery, Cameron finally segues seamlessly into a little sci-fi fantasy showing his scientists discovering an alien city on another planet complete with bug-eyed aliens.’
- ‘Well, science fiction, when I started reading it in 1930, was mostly bug-eyed monsters threatening nubile maidens.’
- ‘If you want to rekindle a little of your bug-eyed enthusiasm, or have some little bug-eyed enthusiasts with hungry minds to feed, then I highly recommend it.’
- ‘A parody of a leading man, Campbell fronts a classic profile, but he's just a little too angular and bug-eyed.’
- ‘Mars has inspired the human imagination for more than a century, generating a parade of little green men and bug-eyed monsters first sparked by the belief that the planet was criss-crossed with alien-made canals.’
- ‘The bald head, the emphatic and relentlessly correct decision - making, and the bug-eyed, unblinking stares at errant players conspire to create a formidable, frightening presence on the field.’
- ‘To begin with, science fiction is several decades past the bug-eyed monster stage, and the genre is in fact producing some of the most intelligent and entertaining fiction around.’
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