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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.
Murray's disillusionment with street life contains the clear-eyed reason of someone who has been there and done that and realized that you can thumb your nose at conventional living and still contribute something to the world.
He is a clear-eyed and practical critic of the institutions that environmentalism has spawned, succinctly describing their roles in defining the diverse perspectives of American culture toward nature.
His narration, clear-eyed and nonjudgmental, still conveys the deepest heartbreak.
Rael appears too concerned about rescuing the antebellum black elite from the derision of contemporary black nationalist scholars to offer either a clear-eyed assessment of the inability of a small, urban black leadership to reach a wider audience or explore the strategic limitations inherent in their protest thought.
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.