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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Julia felt too tired and afraid to speak, but she lifted her heavy eyelids again and looked at him.
▪ Towards the end of his harangue his head grew heavy, his eyelids drooped, and his speech became thick.
▪ He also had unusually heavy, drooping eyelids which could make him look comic or sinister, benevolent or supercilious.
▪ Susan, my long suffering wife, who never batted an eyelid as this project unfolded and gave me lots of encouragement.
▪ None of the regulars batted an eyelid, but the sweaty faces of the dance-crazy Glaswegians fell. 2.30?
▪ And farmers watching a demonstration of grass cutters didn't bat an eyelid at the state of the pasture.
▪ Nothing much ever happened in Surrey Hills, and nobody batted an eyelid.
▪ Today, no-one bats an eyelid as he takes a stroll along the ley-lines of Wiltshire.
▪ In fact she didn't bat an eyelid.
▪ Did saints ever bat their eyelids and look sleepily self-satisfied as cats?
▪ Tom didn't bat an eyelid at the warm fog.
▪ He couldn't close his eyelid.
▪ I could smell the grass and the soil, and the sky was showing movies on my closed eyelids.
▪ Winter had closed the eyelids of the land and the snow that covered it was ill-fitting and dingy like a second-hand shroud.
▪ Kingsley toasted him, a sober Cheers, and closed his tarpaper eyelids while he drank.
▪ He tried to close them but the eyelids were frozen in place, unable to move.
▪ In addition to pupil changes there is also the possibility of signalling mood by the degree of opening or closing the eyelids.
▪ He also had unusually heavy, drooping eyelids which could make him look comic or sinister, benevolent or supercilious.
▪ But he still remembered the hidden yawns, the glazed looks and drooping eyelids.
not bat an eye/eyelid
▪ He used to tell the worst lies without batting an eye.
▪ At the same time as her nose wrinkled, the corners of her mouth turned down and her eyelids drooped.
▪ He notices the fluttering at the corners of her eyelids.
▪ Her eyelids were closing against the sheer enormity of the prospect.
▪ His eyelids were heavy and wet.
▪ My eyelids felt thick and swollen.
▪ My eyelids were swollen shut, and I was drenched with sweat.
▪ Smith devised a technique using eight pieces of latex rather than one overall mask, including convincing eyelids.
▪ Susan, my long suffering wife, who never batted an eyelid as this project unfolded and gave me lots of encouragement.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Eyelid \Eye`lid"\, n. (Anat.) The cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., from eye (n.) + lid (n.).


n. A thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye.


n. either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer" [syn: lid, palpebra]


An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the human eye. The levator palpebrae superioris muscle retracts the eyelid to "open" the eye. This can be either voluntarily or involuntarily. The human eyelid features a row of eyelashes along the eyelid margin, which serve to heighten the protection of the eye from dust and foreign debris, as well as from perspiration. "Palpebral" (and "blepharal") means relating to the eyelids. Its key function is to regularly spread the tears and other secretions on the eye surface to keep it moist, since the cornea must be continuously moist. They keep the eyes from drying out when asleep. Moreover, the blink reflex protects the eye from foreign bodies.

Eyelid (disambiguation)

Eyelid is part of the eye.

  • Eyelids (film), a Korean film
  • "Eyelids", a song by The Dodos from Visiter 2008

Usage examples of "eyelid".

Here the impression caused by the light stimulus, upon reaching the medulla along an afferent nerve, is deflected to a motor nerve and, without any conscious control of the movements, the muscles of the eyelid receive the necessary impulse to close.

She was a dark-skinned Ammonite, her eyelids blackened with kohl, her arms ajingle with crude golden bracelets in the shape of serpents, too many of them, and too noisily jingling, her hair a flamboyant red from the dye of the henna plant.

Harriet parted her lips as her gaze met his and Benedict felt his eyelids grow heavy.

Supposedly in her bridal tent, lounging in a silken gown among silken cushions with kohl on her eyelids, henna on her fingertips, attar of rose, jasmine, and orange blossom perfuming the air, Zohra instead was standing on the very top of the Tel, dressed in an old caftan and trousers that she had stolen from her father.

For some reason, she recalled that in the anatomical museum she had seen a model of the face of a man who had suffered from lupus: a face scarred by bluish furrows and pimples, with irregular, corroded lips, eyebrows in small clumps, and red eyelids without eyelashes.

When Clunky winked, his metallic eyelid produced a loud clicking sound.

She wanted to smile and coyly lower her eyelids in a flirtatious moment.

Her eyelids lowered coyly as she averted her face a slight degree, allowing him a view of her saddened countenance.

He was tall, thin, and wasted, with a slight stoop in the shoulders, a pale face, but somewhat blotchy, and disagreeably red about the eyelids, plain features, and a general appearance of languor and flatness, relieved by a sinister expression in the mouth and the dull, soulless eyes.

What deceives you is the epicanthus, a racial variation, consisting in a sort of ridge of integument that runs from the bridge of the nose to the eyelid, and comes down over the inside corner of the eye.

Sunlight danced against her eyelids as Fayne worked his sorcery on her body.

They very likely wanted to, but their gloved hands remained folded on the pommels of their saddles, and neither betrayed impatience by so much as the flicker of an eyelid.

He felt relieved when he saw the crouching Foy retire to a corner of the room, where he stood in plain view, his slitted eyelids nearly closed.

His eyelids, now delicately fuzzed with byrus, rippled as the eyeballs beneath them moved.

When they were partners, Pierce was called the sleepy guy, because of his droopy eyelids, and Gibby was the wide-awake guy.