One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Quick to notice things; perceptive.‘the lynx was said to be the most sharp-sighted of animals’‘a sharp-sighted observer of world politics’
observant, perceptive, eagle-eyed, with eyes like a hawk, hawk-eyed, keen-eyed, lynx-eyed, gimlet-eyedView synonyms
- ‘Like other sharp-sighted animals, the eye sockets are protected by a bony ring.’
- ‘Great whites are also sharp sighted, further evidence that they do not mistake humans for other prey.’
- ‘This same pessimism consumed all sharp-sighted Austrians.’
- ‘I would advise no person to travel with a valuable horse without a sharp-sighted servant.’
- ‘When they browse they move upwind, carefully sniffing the air for danger, their sharp-sighted eyes constantly on the alert.’
- ‘This remarkable transformation did not escape the attention of sharp-sighted Juno, who sent her still more watchful servant, Argus of the hundred eyes, to guard Io.’
- ‘Sharp-sighted viewers alone will note the warning signs of owls or demons and realize that the most visible figures of the foreground are all deceivers.’
- ‘He often trembled lest some future explorer of manuscripts might be found as sharp-sighted as himself.’
- ‘It is surprising that so sharp-sighted a historian of architecture would neglect to mention the role of screens as monumental platforms.’
- ‘He that was sharp-sighted enough to see the configuration of the minute particles of the spring of a clock, and observe on what its elasticity depends, would discover something very admirable.’
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