Bright-eyed



having bright eyes.
alertly eager.
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm:
Get a good night’s sleep so you’ll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.
Contemporary Examples

Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox October 1, 2011
The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras Romina Ruiz-Goiriena November 18, 2014
Hundreds Evacuated From NYU’s Tisch Hospital in Hurricane Sandy Abby Haglage October 29, 2012
Beyonce’s Moment Rachel Syme September 22, 2009
New York’s Tourists Are Laughing at Us Abby Haglage September 30, 2013

Historical Examples

The Trail of ’98 Robert W. Service
Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
Alaska Ella Higginson
The Market-Place Harold Frederic
The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor

adjective
eager; fresh and enthusiastic
(informal) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, keen, confident, and alert

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