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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EYE

And still more of this belated spring will gladden the eye in the florist's window.

And she never so much as dreamt that he would cast an eye on her save in kindness.

The darkness of a terrible storm hid it from the eye of man.

All else is but the setting, and the eye sweeps with indifference the line of unpeopled rocks.

But every eye was upon me, and the Church was silent as death, waiting for my rising.

For further assets, he possessed one eye and a twisted smile.

And then, what are the signs of immorality that meet the eye?

Every spot on which the eye rested swarmed with human beings.

Well, the boy runs his eye over the bunch, and then picks the pinto right off.

Your eye searches for whatever may remind you of the living world.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English ege (Mercian), eage (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *augon (cf. Old Saxon aga, Old Frisian age, Old Norse auga, Swedish öga, Danish øie, Middle Dutch oghe, Dutch oog, Old High German ouga, German Auge, Gothic augo "eye"), from PIE *okw- "to see" (cf. Sanskrit akshi "the eye, the number two," Greek opsis "a sight," Old Church Slavonic oko, Lithuanian akis, Latin oculus, Greek okkos, Tocharian ak, ek, Armenian akn).

Until late 14c. the plural was in -an, hence modern dialectal plural een, ene. The eye of a needle was in Old English; to see eye to eye is from Isa. lii:8. Eye contact attested by 1965. Eye-opener "anything that informs and enlightens" is from 1863. Have an eye on "keep under supervision" is attested from early 15c.

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