starry-eyed

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starry-eyed

happy and hopeful about something, in a way which prevents you from thinking about the bad things about it Starry-eyed youngsters may dream of running away to the circus but life on the road is far from romantic. Her accounts of small town America are far less starry-eyed than many writers.
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Above him shone the starry sky, and before him a steep incline replaced the steps that had terminated at its foot.
It was told me by Gavin McNab, bos'n of the Starry Grace at the time, himself an Island McGill man.
Ut was a drunken mon's luck, for the Starry Grace wore off afore thot God-Almighty gale wuthout shuppun' a bucket o' watter, the second mate shoutun' orders an' the crew jumpun' like mod.
And when, as time passed, the truth of Sara Dack's utterances was manifest, the island folk decided, like the bos'n of the Starry Grace, that only the devil could have had a hand in so untoward a happening.
Did you see a starry light, and a figure standing in it?
Grant lovely song and celebrate the holy race of the deathless gods who are for ever, those that were born of Earth and starry Heaven and gloomy Night and them that briny Sea did rear.
And Earth first bare starry Heaven, equal to herself, to cover her on every side, and to be an ever-sure abiding-place for the blessed gods.
She received honour also in starry heaven, and is honoured exceedingly by the deathless gods.
For he learned from Earth and starry Heaven that he was destined to be overcome by his own son, strong though he was, through the contriving of great Zeus (19).
That departed wise one had believed that the Red One came from out of the starry night, else why--so his argument had run--had the old and forgotten ones passed his name down as the Star-Born?
Further, after all his long life he still observed the starry night-sky unaltered.
They were in hopes now, but their hope was of but short duration, and at night again thick clouds hid the starry vault from all eyes.
Maston, was wasting his time, while leaning over the gigantic telescope he watched the course of the moon through the starry space.
He shouted choking and gurgling curses at the starry heavens; he cut viciously with his whip at passing vehicles; he scattered fierce and ever-changing oaths and imprecations along the streets, so that a late truck driver, crawling homeward, heard and was abashed.
The night, however, was cold at this height, and clear and starry.