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Examples

  • My sore eyes strayed back to the burning giant on the island.

    Father Swarat

  • She was a sight for sore eyes as tears welled up in the corner of Elroy’s tiny eyes.

    A Love So Deep

  • There is some allusion here to an inconstant lover of my Lady Diana Rich, who seems to have deserted his mistress on account of the sore eyes with which, Dorothy told us in a former letter, her friend was afflicted.

    The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54

  • Digging down to the underground system of roots and rhizomes, she collected several, and boiled the greenish-yellow goldenseal root to make a healing and insect-repelling wash for the sore eyes and throats of the horses.

    The Mammoth Hunters

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  • Should your eyes be sore or square,
    address your prayer unto St Clare:
    for whether your eyes be square or sore,
    St Clare is there for your succour.

    January 28, 2011

  • You're a saint for sore eyes!

    January 28, 2011

  • St. Clare (also the patron saint of television)

    January 28, 2011