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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 have been very clear-eyed and very clear in our interaction with Pakistan where we've believed that they need to do more to root out terrorists, who find safe haven on some of their territory, and we're going to continue to do that, he said.
"We have to be clear-eyed," said Ashton, expressing confidence that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is serious about finding a solution.
Instead, he says, "we have moved beyond both hope and despair to a clear-eyed vision of reality."
It's no dry social-research thesis: With Picking Up, Nagle joins the likes of Jane Jacobs and Jacob Riis, writers with the chutzpah to dig deep into the Rube Goldberg machine we call the Big Apple and emerge with a lyrical, clear-eyed look at how it works.--Sydney Brownstone
As Worcester begins to consider next year's budget, it is time to take a clear-eyed look at the budget of the Worcester public schools.
Members of the Syrian community in India hailed President al-Assad's clear-eyed vision outlined in his speech delivered on Tuesday and his wisdom in dealing with the crisis in Syria.
3, her yard of blonde hair whipping out in all directions, pops Darci Kistler, 16 years old, headstrong, clear-eyed, beaming, more than a student and less than an artist and almost certainly a dancer for whom great things are in store ...
of Nevada, offers a clear-eyed view of how modern-day Nevada came to be.
"PRI has both--a creative, risk-taking culture and a clear-eyed strategy for creating value.
Looking clear-eyed, Redmond O'Neal joined his father and half-sister Tatum O'Neal for a private ceremony for the Charlie's Angels star, who died from anal cancer, aged 62.
Blood dazzler, Patricia Smith (Coffee House): Smith became a National Book Award finalist with this searing collection of poems, which chronicle the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by weaving together vivid depictions of the physical and spiritual crisis the storm brought with a clear-eyed indictment of political and bureaucratic culpability.
Curtains closed by the clear-eyed nurse wearing false eyelashes.
Three cheers for Anderson and his clear-eyed understanding of the real center of William James's work.
A former US federal judge who is "clear-eyed" about the threat facing America was nominated as the 81st Attorney General by President George Bush yesterday.
Our troops need clear-eyed leaders, not this romantic rabble that we have been hearing."