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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STARE

Why does he fling himself from his horse and stare so strangely about him?

She turned to stare at the Inspector with eyes that were very clear and very hard.

I thought he must be crazed by over-study, and I could only sit and stare at him, open-mouthed.

One after another of the eleven men felt the weight of his stare.

Kingozi continued to stare at him in the most uncompromising manner.

Simba continued to stare, and Kingozi had lifted his prism glasses.

Kingozi, nursing the bowl of his pipe, continued to stare up at him.

You stare so hard, and you're always looking at my stockings!

You shake your heads; then why do you stare at me as though I were a thing accursed and unclean?

Hold my hand and walk close beside me, but do not stare at me so hard.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English starian "to look fixedly at," from Proto-Germanic *star- "be rigid" (cf. Old Norse stara, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch staren, Old High German staren, German starren "to stare at;" German starren "to stiffen," starr "stiff;" Old Norse storr "proud;" Old High German storren "to stand out, project;" Gothic andstaurran "to be obstinate"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (cf. Lithuanian storas "thick," stregti "to become frozen;" Sanskrit sthirah "hard, firm;" Persian suturg "strong;" Old Church Slavonic staru "old;" cf. sterile and torpor). Not originally implying rudeness. Related: Stared; staring.

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