see eye to eye

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v see eye to eye be in agreement "We never saw eye to eye on this question"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first seeing-eye dog was presented to a blind person on April 25, 1938.
    • See eye to eye from Is. lii. 8, but used in the sense of 'to think alike;' See with half an eye, to see without difficulty
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Quotations

  • Theodore Roethke
    Theodore Roethke
    “In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”
  • Daniel R. Scroggin
    Daniel R. Scroggin
    “The only way to know how customers see your business is to look at it through their eyes.”
  • Best of Bits and Pieces
    Best of Bits and Pieces
    “You can't expect a person to see eye to eye with you when you're looking down on him.”
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson%20Davies
    “The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.”
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.”

Idioms

See eye to eye - If people see eye to eye, they agree about everything.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éage; cf. Goth. augo, Ger. auge, Dut. oog, Ice. auga.

Usage

In literature:

But no normal lady will allow that young man to look into her eyes to see whether they are beautiful.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
By their fruits in the world at large, if you have eyes to see it.
"Town and Country Sermons" by Charles Kingsley
When he got up to the cottage, Mrs. Curlydovvn assured him that it was quite a cure for sore eyes to see him.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
It amuses me to see him torture the corners of his eyes to look at you.
"The Alaskan" by James Oliver Curwood
She had to turn away her head that he might not see the light that had returned to her eyes.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
Cannot you distinguish between the Eyes of those who go to see, from those who come to be seen?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
It was not for many eyes to see.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
My hands were one upon the other upon the muzzle, my chin resting on my hands, my eyes to the north star, seeing nothing.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
Slowly he opened his eyes, to see nothing but long grasses close to his face, and through them a haze of mountains and sky.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
He has put his monocle in his other eye in his effort to see the point.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
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In poetry:

But let my soul for ever lie
Beneath the blessings of thine eye;
'Tis heav'n on earth, 'tis heav'n above,
To see thy face and taste thy love.
"Hymn 22 part 1" by Isaac Watts
She dared not raise her eyes to see
If heaven had granted her prayer,
Till she heard a light step bound to her side,--
The gallant knight stood there!
"The Troubadour. Canto 4" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Six days the weeping mother sought
To see her sentenced child in vain;
Their eyes ne'er met till she was brought
Forth in the daylight — to be slain!
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
I'm glad to see my infant wear
Thy soft blue eyes and sunny hair,
And when my sight is met
By his white brow and blooming cheek,
I feel a joy I cannot speak.
"A Song of Pitcairn's Island" by William Cullen Bryant
O wavering hope of this world’s bliss,
How shall men trow in thee?
My Grove of Gems is gone away
For mine eyes no more to see!
O well were I from the World away.
"The Lay Of Christine" by William Morris
Up to the farthest stars of heaven to fly,
And master all the mysteries of the sky,
To see the sights unseen by mortal eyes,
To hear the unheard, celestial melodies;
"Christian Hopes" by John Bowring

In news:

The sun's intense radiation can overwhelm our eyes and telescopes, making it a challenge to see what's happening in and around our star.
The movie my dad has chosen for a first-grade pal and me to see is the new Disney live-action adventure Tonka, starring Sal Mineo as a young Sioux named White Bull who traps and domesticates a clear-eyed, spirited wild horse named Tonka.
The movie my dad has chosen for a first-grade pal and me to see is the new Disney live-action adventure, Tonka, starring Sal Mineo as a young Sioux named White Bull who traps and domesticates a clear-eyed, spirited wild horse named Tonka.
This greatest hits compilation contains the 1974 Conway Twitty single "I See the Want to in Your Eyes".
The way Lawrence Corpus sees it, it ought to be called Black Eye Friday.
Analysts and investors will keep a close eye on the computer maker's quarterly results to see if overall tech spending is on the rebound.
Those ugly webs that you commonly see in trees at this time of the year are offensive to the eye, but cause little tree damage.
Severe thunderstorms forced the Black Eyed Peas to cancel a free benefit concert in New York's Central Park Thursday night, angering tens of thousands of fans who waited hours in the rain to see them perform.
Baltimore residents don't see eye to eye with Visions Catering .
Jim Guzek travels to third-world countries like Ethiopia to heal eyes and help people see.
Didn't see obstacles to eye surgery .
The three generations of men from the Resciniti family don't always see eye to eye on what's best for the business, but their collaboration has made the Motorcycle Mall in Bellville a success.
I Close My Eyes To See: The Dan Rhema Story By Dan Rhema and Kevin Wilson.
But offend they will…(or if you prefer to see it this way: open a few eyes.
Although it's fun to see a bunch of dudes dressed like Mario, close your eyes and see how many you can name.
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In science:

It appears through the process of ob jectivation[37 ] that while “our hands” (including man-made instruments, our eyes, the nerves carrying the signal to the cortex, etc) act on the state of “nature”, what we actually “see”, is the conscious experience, the event in consciousness and this is what we must describe.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
Each lens records a slightly different view, corresponding to the different view each eye sees in normal vision. A camera with two lenses is usually used for stereography .
Stereography using a single lens
Practically speaking, to see the 3D image, focus your eyes to infinity.
Stereography using a single lens
It is also known that we obtain a planar modular lattice S+ from a planar distributive lattice S by adding “eyes” to covering squares—making covering squares into covering Mn -s, see the lattice S+ in Figure 1 for an example; the elements of S in S+ are black-filled.
Notes on planar semimodular lattices. I. Construction
Symbols correspond to Cover’s exact result , see Eq. (2), lines serve as guides to the eye.
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
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