black eye


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  • noun

Synonyms for black eye

a bruise surrounding the eye

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a mark of discredit or disgrace

Synonyms for black eye

a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

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a bad reputation

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an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes

References in classic literature ?
He flings out continually these flouts and sneers;" the woman in the crimson blouse spoke as if appealing quietly to a third person, but her black eyes never left Razumov's face.
She seemed softened, her black eyes very still, as though she were pursuing the simile in her thoughts to all its tender associations.
He noticed the vacillation of surprise passing over the steady curiosity of the black eyes fastened on his face as if the woman revolutionist received the sound of his voice into her pupils instead of her ears.
Some fine day you'll tie up to one of 'em, an' then, mebbe, on occasion, you'll wear black eyes for a change.
Lecount's amiable black eyes looked more interested in the strange lady than ever.
She looked Mariequita up and down, from her ugly brown toes to her pretty black eyes, and back again.
And the passengers, still perched in the air, with gleaming black eyes and with querulerus chirpings one to another, accepted the white man's law.
Her bright black eyes blazed with abstract anger against those who rebuke mechanic science and ask for the return of romance.
Looking at his hard, square face and keen, black eyes no one would surely have credited him with any less material thoughts.
You do know her, and she helps you better than anyone else could," answered Laurie, looking at her with such mischievous meaning in his merry black eyes that Beth suddenly turned very red, and hid her face in the sofa cushion, quite overcome by such an unexpected discovery.
The females were more symmetrically proportioned than the males, their features were much more perfect, the shapes of their heads and their large, soft, black eyes denoting far greater intelligence and humanity than was possessed by their lords and masters.
Personally, he was little and wiry and slim--with a bright white head, and sparkling black eyes, and a wry twist of humor curling sharply at the corners of his lips.
While conversing with him the captain felt something move behind him, and turning round and removing a few skins and old buffalo robes, discovered a young girl, about fourteen years of age, crouched beneath, who directed her large black eyes full in his face, and continued to gaze in mute surprise and terror.
During all the time of his visit, the little Indian girl had kept her large black eyes fixed upon him, almost without winking, watching every movement with awe and wonder; and as he rode off, remained gazing after him, motionless as a statue.
Clothes, slight figure, clear-cut, thin, sun-tanned face, pose, all this was so good that it was saved from the danger of banality only by the mobile black eyes of a keenness that one doesn't meet every day in the south of France and still less in Italy.