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synonyms for gawking

  • gape
  • glare
  • ogle
  • bore
  • eyeball
  • gaze
  • gloat
  • goggle
  • look
  • peer
  • rubberneck
  • yawp
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How to use gawking in a sentence

The green hands stood gawking about; some overcome by fear and the suddenness of danger, plunged down the companionway.
YANKEE SHIPS AND YANKEE SAILORS: TALES OF 1812JAMES BARNES
A quarter mile away stood a farm house, and in front of it two men gawking at our "circus," indifferent to our peril.
ON A DONKEY'S HURRICANE DECKR. PITCHER WOODWARD
Here, you people, don't stand there gawking like a lot of dotty chumps!
CORPORAL CAMERONRALPH CONNOR
Then he was amazed at the shifting changes, the glory of its loneliness, and the utter absence of the curious and gawking.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
After closing the door behind him, he stepped to the piazza, and stopped on the edge of it, gawking around like a country lout.
EDITH AND JOHNFRANKLIN S. FARQUHAR
I need to feel that way, acting foolish, gawking around here like some fool kid.
THE HEART OF UNAGARIDGWELL CULLUM
Like a flash the others followed him, and stood at attention just in his rear, gawking and peering in our direction.
BAMBOO TALESIRA L. REEVES
Gawking and gaping as though 'twere Christmas and Roman candles going off!
THE LONG ROLLMARY JOHNSTON
"'Tend to your business, there; don't be gawking around," said the Orderly sternly.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 6 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
For fifteen years I have been the 'objective' of the gawking squad.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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