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>ナツキの目が一瞬こちらに向けられた

Natsuki's eyes turned to me for a moment

  1. Is 向けられる here used as passive?
  2. Is 目が向けられる a phrase?

Trying to search for the meaning of 目が向けられる only 目を向ける shows up

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Yes, it's a passive sentence. 向けられた is the past-passive form of 向ける, and 向ける is a simple transitive verb. 目を向ける is a set phrase.

ナツキの目がこちらに向けられた。
Natsuki's eyes were turned to me.

ナツキの目がこちらに向いた。
Natsuki's eyes turned to me.

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