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  • Having eyes that are moist with tears (used typically to indicate that a person is nostalgic, naive, or sentimental)

    ‘she gets slightly dewy-eyed as she talks about her family’
    • ‘My brother and I emerged from the movie dewy-eyed with tears of relief, as we once again realized how close the world had come to Armageddon.’
    • ‘A discussion about the merits of Bob Dylan's new memoir, for instance, quickly degenerated into a patchouli-scented haze of dewy-eyed 1960s nostalgia and hippie-dippy pretentiousness.’
    • ‘But some of us remember political discourse with dewy-eyed nostalgia.’
    • ‘The special relationship is in any case more to do with dewy-eyed nostalgia for the days of the cold war than the realpolitik of 21st century Europe.’
    • ‘It's very cleverly done, but with an undefinable innocence that suggests the dewy-eyed thrill of very early pop, beaches and bikinis.’
    • ‘Still I'm not the dewy-eyed innocent of a year ago.’
    • ‘There isn't much dewy-eyed sentimentality about nature in the Powder River Basin.’
    • ‘There is no dewy-eyed romanticism, no sentimentality though plenty of sentiment.’
    • ‘Long proclaimed by dewy-eyed architecture critics as the prettiest town in England, the spot has won over foodies for having the most Michelin-starred restaurants in Britain outside London.’
    • ‘His dewy-eyed, slightly fumbling sincerity - his brilliantly articulate impersonation of earnest inarticulacy - has all along been tied to this self-projection as a Good Man.’
    • ‘Going dewy-eyed like a romantic schoolgirl and stroking Judd's back as she talked, Lopez said her wedding had been ‘magical, really romantic.’’
    • ‘Let's not give the impression that we are entering into this with dewy-eyed naivety.’
    • ‘As Valentine's Day approaches yet again, it makes one all dewy-eyed about one's wedding day - especially, if like me, you married on Valentine's Day.’
    • ‘Or is it still ‘special’ and ‘different’, as some performers and dewy-eyed hippies would have us believe?’
    • ‘Internationalism and its call for collective sovereignty - like socialism - may sound like the new messiah to dewy-eyed idealists.’
    • ‘Depending on your point of view, this is either a dewy-eyed romantic tale about two former lovers or a story about an unhappily married man looking to have sex with an old girlfriend.’
    • ‘Yet, for many immigrants who came to America some two decades ago, often as dewy-eyed idealistic students, this is beginning to happen.’
    • ‘The dewy-eyed do-gooders might be pleased to know that whoever wins government at the next election our detention centres will still be here.’
    • ‘But in my dewy-eyed youth, I wanted the Princess to go away with her lover.’
    innocent, unsophisticated, artless, ingenuous, inexperienced, guileless, unworldly, childlike, trusting, trustful, dewy-eyed, starry-eyed, wide-eyed, fond, simple, natural, unaffected, unpretentious