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the eyes are the windows of the soul

The eyes can reveal a lot about one's inner state and emotions. When I gazed into her eyes for the first time, I felt like I had known her forever. I guess it's true that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
See also: eye, of, soul, Windows

window of opportunity

A short or limited period of time in which one has a favorable opportunity to do, obtain, or accomplish something. The summit offers a window of opportunity for the two countries to reach a peace agreement. Some fear we may have already missed our window of opportunity to get the development plan approved by the city.
See also: of, opportunity, window

window on the world

A means of experiencing or learning about parts of the world beyond one's immediate surroundings or situation. Kids are spoiled rotten with the amount they can learn and see on the internet. In my day, the only window on the world was whatever books the local library had.
See also: on, window, world

bay window

1. A large, protruding window that extends from the wall of a building and creates an alcove inside. Mom still decorates the bay window for every holiday.
2. slang A large and/or bulging stomach. If you don't get that bay window under control, you'll be asked to play Santa Claus this year!
See also: bay, window

window of opportunity

Fig. a brief time period in which an opportunity exists. This afternoon, I had a brief window of opportunity when I could discuss this with the boss, but she wasn't receptive.
See also: of, opportunity, window

window of opportunity

a favourable opportunity for doing something that must be seized immediately if it is not to be missed.
See also: of, opportunity, window

bay window

n. a belly; an abdomen. You are going to have to do something about that bay window.
See also: bay, window
References in classic literature ?
They pushed their own window up once more, and watched from behind the curtains.
Growing dawn had already turned the window panes from black to gray when Sir Walter got abruptly to his feet.
Through the open window came an uneven humming sound like that which rises from a flock of sheep pent within hurdles at dusk.
Crisparkle was craning towards the window, when Mr.
Sikes had him down, and his knee was on his throat, when Crackit pulled him back with a look of alarm, and pointed to the window. There were lights gleaming below, voices in loud and earnest conversation, the tramp of hurried footsteps--endless they seemed in number--crossing the nearest wooden bridge.
I waited quietly at the window, certain that they could neither of them see me in the darkness of the room.
"It seems clear to you, then, Monsieur, that the murderer escaped --nobody knows how--by the window in the vestibule?"
In the evening, when little Kay was at home, and half undressed, he climbed up on the chair by the window, and peeped out of the little hole.
I could forgive him everything save his youth, but it is so aggressive that I have sometimes to order William testily to close the window.
As soon as the mistress of the house had left the room, Magdalen walked to the window, and cautiously looked out from it at the row of buildings opposite.
Above me I could see windows. There, possibly, lay the only way by which I could reach her.
Rumour of their approach having gone before, they found the garden-doors fast closed, the windows made secure, and the house profoundly dark: not a light being visible in any portion of the building.
The window of my study looks over the trees and the railway towards Horsell Common.
Now it chanced that a Wolf was passing close under the window as this was said.
Some eight or nine young men were crowding anxiously round an open window. Three others were romping with a young bear, one pulling him by the chain and trying to set him at the others.