One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having one or both eyes turned inward toward the nose, either from focusing on something very close, through temporary loss of control of focus, or as a permanent condition (convergent strabismus).
- ‘He concentrated harder and harder until he was cross-eyed, completely focused on the flame.’
- ‘It was hard to focus on her; he thought he might be cross-eyed.’
- ‘Pip tried to watch Sonia's finger, going cross-eyed in the effort.’
- ‘Mia turned cross-eyed, watching the two younger girls jump around on the edge of the roof as though the precarious angle was just another sidewalk.’
- ‘While I did not blush, I made the mistake of looking at his nose and going cross-eyed.’
- ‘He went cross-eyed and pretended to study her nose.’
- ‘The condition of being cross-eyed is also called strabismus.’
- ‘He dazedly hugged me back, his eyes a bit cross-eyed but beginning to focus.’
- ‘Another quick fix if you are cross-eyed dominant is to close the master eye.’
- ‘Toxocariasis also may affect a child's eyes, causing decreased vision, swelling around the eyes, or a cross-eyed appearance.’
- ‘Her eyes started to go cross-eyed.’
- ‘He jerked his head toward her and stared, cross-eyed.’
- ‘A cross-eyed cashier took our order.’
- ‘Her boyfriend tapped her on the nose, which she wrinkled and stared at cross-eyed.’
- ‘Jacob stared, cross-eyed, at the end of his nose.’
- ‘In magazines the ‘before’ photo always features the subject looking vacant, cross-eyed and miserable with massive bags under their eyes.’
- ‘After a few days, they were cross-eyed from watching the flow of people and cars.’
- ‘She gave him a cross-eyed look.’
- ‘I giggle at how his eyes grow cross-eyed from looking into mine so close.’
- ‘I had to close my eyes or else they'd go cross-eyed looking at her.’
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