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starry-eyed

Optimistic and idealistic. The term often implies that one is naïve. Out here in Hollywood, we get starry-eyed dreamers by the busload! We were all starry-eyed in our 20s. But by the time we got to our 30s, we were a lot wiser—and happier, too, I think.
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STARRY-EYED: Shelley College physics teacher, Maria Marchesini (centre front) with a group of Year 11 pupils (from left) Lucy Harrison, Joanne Becki Shaw, Charlotte Mason, Lauren Atkinson, Katie McLaren and Sheldon.
Starry-eyed: Cheryl keeps a tight grip on Alex; Gutted: Kate Thornton
17) Pierce Brosnan, we still love ya, but we're starry-eyed over the new Bond, Daniel Craig (it doesn't hurt that he canoodled with Truman Capote in Infamous).
Let's start at the beginning with all those thousands of starry-eyed young hopefuls who flock to local studios all over the nation hoping to live out the dancing dream.
The latest outbreak of starry-eyed help, you might recall, was after Hurricane Katrina, when stars took truckloads of food, medicine, last season's Gucci clothing and only essential public relations staff to help sort out the Deep South.
The starry-eyed gas taxers were politically immolated by free-market zealots who resisted any tinkering with the mysterious machinations of the all-powerful, all-seeing eye of holy commerce.
GCS's Rosner charges into the fray with starry-eyed Stephanopoulos-like rapture, convinced that Goni is Bolivia's last best chance for a sensible, free-trade-compatible democracy.
An excellent gift for any starry-eyed couple, this guide approaches the contract of marriage clearly and thoroughly.
A starry-eyed farmer has found an unusual use for his redundant land by creating his own observatory.
And the situation isn't likely to improve anytime soon; housing is not getting any cheaper, salaries are not rising and the region absorbs a steady influx of starry-eyed young people from other parts of the country who make it that much harder for the locals.
With so much active development going on, both established switch makers and starry-eyed start-ups are preaching the benefits of concentrating storage management and protection in the infrastructure.
The author is perhaps a little starry-eyed about the progressive virtues of Modernism, but it is clear that he would not want to swap Chandigarh for Lutyens's city.
Stone's gooey, vaguely erotic sketch of Che Guevera, Harrison Salisbury's starry-eyed opinions of Yuri Andropov, Chris Dodd's carefully parsed assessments of the Sandanista leadership, and Al Gore's ardent defenses of a nuclear freeze.
In 1910, a starry-eyed British economist named Norman Angell published a book called The Great Illusion, positing the notion that war among industrial nations had become essentially obsolete.
The story is full of the jargon and structure of TV writing--the "A" story, the "B" story, the story thrown in just for laughs--that makes this audiobook much more than a tale of a starry-eyed kid.