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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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A starry-eyed farmer has found an unusual use for his redundant land by creating his own observatory.
HOLLYWOOD It was old home week at the Los Angeles Film Fest centerpiece premiere of Richard Linklater's "Before Sunset," which reunites Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, the starry-eyed couple of 1995's "Before Sunrise.
As they posed for pictures at Lady Devonport's luxury hilltop home near Riding Mill, they looked every bit the starry-eyed couple.
Since she emerged on the scene in 2002, a few months before Columbia's School of Fine Arts awarded her an MFA, Schutz has been showing weird, seemingly improbable, gutsy paintings--a starry-eyed seer, a fifty-foot-tall rock star, the last man on earth--each canvas releasing a flood of associations and fantastical possibilities, the way a Moreau or a Redon might.
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.
P YOUR correspondent G H Gabb (Mercury, Sep 28) has a starry-eyed view of Stan Cullis that is not shared by Birmingham City fans who remember his tenure of management at St Andrew's.
It is 50 years to the day,almost, since a starry-eyed young Manx undergraduate made the journey down Brownlow Hill on the 40 tram,caught the ferry and finally the bus to that high point of sophisticated society, where one could not only see French films in French,Italian films in Italian,but what is even more elegant,order coffee for the interval.
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.
TEACHERS will be getting starry-eyed on Monday when the national schools' astronomer encourages them to make more use of space in the classroom.
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.
Bush seems to have forgotten that starry-eyed prognosticators have been saying the same thing for more than 20 years, ever since Deng Xiao Ping instituted the first "democratic" reforms in Communist China in the late '70s.
Now 36, he sounds more like a crusty venture capital veteran than a starry-eyed dot-repreneur.