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THE EYES ARE MUCH REVERED IN LEBANESE CULTURE. PEOPLE OFTEN SWEAR
ON THEIR MOTHER'S EYES, THEIR BABY'S EYES, ETC., TO CONVINCE
PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH. MM
LEBANESE PEOPLE ALSO REFER TO THE EYES WHEN PROFESSING GREAT LOVE.
"I LOVE YOU MORE THAN MY EYES," IS A COMMONLY HEARD EXPRESSION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ASSERVATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00001950S

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