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clear-eyed

Astute and accurate, as of an observation or understanding of something. Primarily heard in US. You need to have a clear-eyed understanding of the patient's symptoms before making a diagnosis. He's known for his clear-eye, no-nonsense analysis.
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We enter into these negotiations very clear-eyed," he said, using the same term Ashton used.
I'm all for clear-eyed leadership, but a non-binding resolution is hardly that.
Carolyn Nadeau takes a clear-eyed look at normative conduct manuals for women, especially nursing mothers, to propose that those by Pedro de Lujan, Antonio de Guevara, and Luis de Leon impose state needs on what was previously understood as family behavior.
My commitment to this partnership is based on a clear-eyed look at the future--and the failure of our public schools to prepare our nation and our children for that future," says philanthropist and Detroit native Eli Broad.
95 Smart diplomacy has always required an empathetic understanding of the adversary's point of view as well as a clear-eyed sense of one's own interests--and using the latter to advance the former.
A central feature of this life is, not surprisingly for a writer in his sixties, the clear-eyed acceptance of death.
Bundles, a network television journalist, approached her ancestor's underexamined life as a clear-eyed realist, determined to cut through the legendary businesswoman's hype and image polishing of nearly a century ago to find the real person.
Lifecycles: A Story of AIDS in Malawi is an intelligent and clear-eyed look at the plague that is devastating sub-Saharan Africa.
Let's Get Free (2000) is a blistering masterpiece that fuses genuine fury and clear-eyed optimism with monster beats.
I have written this book in an effort to set the record straight - to tell the story of globalization properly and to offer a clear-eyed assessment of its progress and prospects.
But he insisted: "I walked into the courtroom clearheaded, clear-eyed and absolutely in control of my intellectual abilities.
But now, a year later, The Green Guide is back, as an independent newsletter, with the same clear-eyed mix of consumer tips and action items.
When making a clear-eyed evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the management team, determine whether key individuals are playing appropriate roles within the company.
We'll offer clear-eyed reporting of their successes -- and their failures -- in ways that illuminate, educate, and entertain other CEOs and CEO-aspirants.