black eye

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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 ?
Winkle's visions was a young lady with black eyes, and arch smile, and a pair of remarkably nice boots with fur round the tops.
She looked Mariequita up and down, from her ugly brown toes to her pretty black eyes, and back again.
She sighed; her black eyes were looking away; she had plunged the fingers of her right hand deep into the mass of nearly white hair, and stirred them there absently.
She fixed her black eyes steadily on him, her lips moved slightly, and she said something in French.
From where she sat she could see the whole church, including pulpit and gallery, and her black eyes darted over it with restless glances.
Lady Montbarry's glittering black eyes rested with steady attention on the woman who had addressed her in those terms.
From the Woods, on a roan horse, carbine across pommel, rode the young man with the quick black eyes.
Two or three times, as her mother and she went homeward, and as often at supper-time, and while Hester was putting her to bed, and once after she seemed to be fairly asleep, Pearl looked up, with mischief gleaming in her black eyes.
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.
At these words, the effect of which he watched closely, the lady with the black eyes uttered a cry of joy, leant out of the carriage window, and seeing the cavalier approaching, held out her arms, exclaiming:
Saturday night an' another week gone," Mary said mournfully, her young cheeks pallid and hollowed, her black eyes blue-shadowed and tired.
The Countess Lidia Ivanovna was a tall, stout woman, with an unhealthily sallow face and splendid, pensive black eyes.
How could any one have interpreted the gruesome joy of this young professor with the pale face and the black eyes, who stood earnestly singing, whispering, and shouting into a dead man's ear?
We followed him there willingly enough, if only to watch the divine Therese laugh, under the vigilant black eyes of Madame Leonore, her mother.
Toto was not gray; he was a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose.