from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having sharp, bright eyes; keen-sighted.
- adj. Mentally acute or perceptive.
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- adj. Having clear, sharp sight
- adj. Mentally acute and perspicacious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Acutely perceptive or discerning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having clear, bright eyes; clear-sighted; possessing acute and penetrating vision; hence, mentally acute or discerning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
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Carter was consulting daily with the best military minds and some clear-eyed realists, with no shortage of hawks in his circle of advisers.
And "The Major and the Minor," with Rogers's clear-eyed schemer masquerading as a child to save money.
But Ken Khachigian, a Republican strategist who wrote speeches for Reagan, said conservatives "need to be clear-eyed about Reagan" and how he sought to implement the principles he espoused.
This new volume, Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, is a clear-eyed look at the Vietnam War's fateful consequences -- especially subsequent wars -- up until the present in Afghanistan.
Her clear-eyed, girl-cheeked Joe might be anything but a prize-fighter.
She learned to look upon danger clear-eyed and with understanding, losing forever that panic fear which is bred of ignorance and which afflicts the city-reared, making them as silly as silly horses, so that they await fate in frozen horror instead of grappling with it, or stampede in blind self-destroying terror which clutters the way with their crushed carcasses.
They were of many breeds, but their common life had formed of them a certain type, -- a lean and wiry type, with trail-hardened muscles, and sun-browned faces, and untroubled souls which gazed frankly forth, clear-eyed and steady.
Shamecca has a clear-eyed view of what McDowell is up against -- and is hopeful that momentum for meaningful change is building.
Without a clear-eyed examination of the problem along with some kind of collective determination to take it on, there's nothing any of us can do about it alone.
This was also about the time that his wife -- with the sort of clear-eyed convinction that sometimes only spouses have -- nominated her husband's portfolio for a Pulitzer.