green-eyed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj green-eyed suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival "a jealous lover"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Green-eyed Having green eyes.
    • Green-eyed Seeing everything under the influence of emotions which discolor or distort. "Green-eyed jealousy."
    • Green-eyed suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • green-eyed Having green eyes.
    • green-eyed Figuratively, having the mental perception disturbed, as by passion, especially by jealousy; seeing all things discolored or distorted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Green-eyed having green eyes:
    • adj Green-eyed (fig.) jealous—Green-eyed monster, jealousy
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Quotations

  • Minna Antrim
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    “The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.”

Idioms

Green-eyed monster - The green-eyed monster is an allegorical phrase for somebody's strong jealousy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gréne; Ger. grün, Dut. groen, green, Ice. grænn, allied to grow.

Usage

In literature:

He was rough-hewn indeed, with gray-green eyes, and hair the color of golden sand: it would not stay brushed.
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill
When they had got out a little way the troll said to his wife, 'Are my eyes green?
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
Suddenly a rustling sound was heard in the hollow of the tree, and an extraordinary old man with green eyes and chin crept out of it.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
For a half-minute she stared at him, her sea-green eyes darkening to greater depths.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
Her eyes were a yellowish green, and for the first few days I was at the Morrises' they looked very unkindly at me.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
The flat head, the lidless, baleful eyes, the grey-green, diamond- barred skin of the neck were unmistakable.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
If lifted up its face with the most innocent stare imaginable of its green eyes.
"Three John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
This Jew had a son, Samuel, a youngster with strange green eyes and a handsome figure.
"The Worlds Greatest Books" by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
Another glance from those green eyes!
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
He raised his eyes and saw a tall, fair girl dressed in pale green.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
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In poetry:

'At one side Paradise
Is curtained from the rest,
Made green for wearied eyes;
Much softer than the breast
Of mother-dove clad in a rainbow's dyes.
"Christian And Jew" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
But where is the penny world I bought
To eat with Pipit behind the screen?
The red-eyed scavengers are creeping
From Kentish Town and Golder's Green;
"A Cooking Egg" by T S Eliot
What lovely things my eyes have seen:
Snow-covered hills and fields of green,
And silks of wondrous weave and sheen—
And Baby's toothless smile serene !
"Song Of Lovely Things" by Wilhelmina Stitch
"Dear are those eyes, by mine ne'er seen,
Which I protect from many a tear;
Kind stranger! 'tis on yonder green
A mother's aged form I rear:
Oh! buy of me!"
"Lines Written Upon Seeing A Blind Young Woman In North Wales" by Sir John Carr
Under those eternal skies
See, they rise:
Mottled wings of moony sheen,
Wings in whitest star-shine dipped,
Orange tipped,
Eyed with black and veined with green.
"Butterflies" by Alfred Noyes
'There is a ghost of murder in your blood—
Coming or past, I know not which.
And here is danger—a woman with sea-green eyes,
And white-skinned as a witch . . .'
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 04: " by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

How to Pull Off Green Eye Makeup.
The Green-eyed Monster in Fact and Fiction.
Dating after Divorce, Parenting Advice, and Green-Eyed Monsters.
Beware of the green-eyed monster.
Mike Krenek's Tips for Lady-Gettin': Green Eyed Monster.
Jealousy, the Green-Eyed Monster .
Here are the just developed slides from a rather dark day in Indiana, set to music, otherwise known as the Green Bay Packers Red Eye Review.
The thick brush strokes, vivid blues and greens, stand up on the canvas, turning its surface into a tactile landscape just as interesting to the fingertips as it is to the eyes.
The "Green Eyes" of Tennessee Williams .
Tennessee Williams ' one-act play "Green Eyes" may be slight, but staging it in an actual hotel room (New York City's Hudson Hotel)—where it's set—for just 14 spectators packs a wallop.
Greene, the eye candy is wearable.
"The Green- Eyed Doll" by Jerrie Alexander (Wild Rose Press, $14.99).
Author does her research for 'The Green- Eyed Doll'.
"The Green- Eyed Doll" by Jerrie Alexander.
It is directly inherited , and here's why it's more common in men: Genes for the eye's red and green receptors sit near each other on the X-chromosome.
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In science:

His descendants will also all have blue eyes, and descendants of other individuals will carry brown eyes, until one of them gets a new mutation, giving him say green eyes, which he will in turn transmit to his children, and so on and so forth.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
The dashed (green) line is a guide to the eye.
Typical rank of coin-toss power-law random matrices over GF(2)
The solid green lines are guides to the eye to help emphasize the symmetric (a) and asymmetric (b) “butt er fly” shapes of the diffuse scattering.
The Persistence and Memory of Polar Nano-Regions in a Ferroelectric Relaxor Under an Electric Field
The WFS for the right eye of LBT has the green and red arms exchanged.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The left part shows the two HiRes monocular spectra in red and black. In addition the Fly’s Eye stereo spectrum is shown in blue and the HiRes/MIA spectrum is green. The right part shows the two HiRes monocular spectra in red and black, plus the original AGASA spectrum in blue and the 2005 Auger spectrum in magenta.
Highest Energy Cosmic Rays and results from the HiRes Experiment
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