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synonyms for stare

  • beam
  • gawk
  • glare
  • look
  • peer
  • bore
  • eye
  • eyeball
  • fix
  • focus
  • gaze
  • goggle
  • ogle
  • rivet
  • rubberneck
  • eagle eye
  • give the eagle eye
  • glim
  • lay eyes on
  • look fixedly
  • take in
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antonyms for stare

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  • ignore
  • look away
  • neglect
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How to use stare in a sentence

They couldn’t have — not with the quiet of the gym when Notre Dame players sank free throws and the bored stares in the stands when officials blew their whistles against the home team.
HOWARD SEES ITS BASKETBALL FANTASY COME TO LIFE SLOWLY IN SHOWCASE GAME AGAINST NOTRE DAMECANDACE BUCKNERJANUARY 18, 2022WASHINGTON POST
I gave that boyfriend a long flat stare, then set my eyes on the ceiling until he knew to walk away.
BE A GOOD EXAMPLEAPRIL SOPKINOCTOBER 27, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
I would ask her the difference between a small and a medium tomato and she would just give me this blank stare.
DAVID CHANG AND PRIYA KRISHNA WANT YOU TO GET OVER RECIPESLUCY FELDMANOCTOBER 14, 2021TIME
One cicada even landed on top of my muzzle and looked me in the eyes with a cold stare.
MY NAME IS MAX, AND I HAVE A CICADA PROBLEMKEVIN AMBROSEMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"How low this Court's respect for stare decisis has sunk," Sotomayor wrote.
SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST JUVENILE SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLEROBERT BARNESAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Blanche sat there with her little excited, yet innocent—too innocent—stare; her eyes followed Mrs. Vivian's.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
At the station the head porter received their inquiry for a Bradshaw with a dull stare and a shake of the head.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Among others, an Abb thrice lifted his fork to his mouth, and thrice laid it down, with an eager stare of surprise.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The poor child didn't understand why Teacher Thomas should stare so at her, and she let out one long, unending bleat.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Jessie forbade her chum to tell, by a hard stare and a determined shake of her head.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
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WORDS RELATED TO STARE

  • be turned toward
  • border
  • confront
  • front
  • front onto
  • gaze
  • glare
  • meet
  • overlook
  • stare
  • watch
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