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clear-eyed

  (mainly American)
a clear-eyed understanding of a situation is correct (always before noun) John's clear-eyed assessment of the company's problems saved it from bankruptcy.
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We have to be clear-eyed," said Ashton, expressing confidence that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is serious about finding a solution.
I'm all for clear-eyed leadership, but a non-binding resolution is hardly that.
Although he takes other mistresses and a wife, she and Franco have a love based on their shared admiration of each other's clear-eyed acknowledgement of what each gets from the relationship.
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.
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.