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verb as in gape, watch

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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.

I gave that boyfriend a long flat stare, then set my eyes on the ceiling until he knew to walk away.

I would ask her the difference between a small and a medium tomato and she would just give me this blank stare.

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One cicada even landed on top of my muzzle and looked me in the eyes with a cold stare.

"How low this Court's respect for stare decisis has sunk," Sotomayor wrote.

In their midst stands a soldier with the Lebanese armed forces in a red beret, sporting an assault rifle and an unblinking stare.

Then he's quiet, while I, nonplussed, just stare until he adds, “The camera must never move.”

In the case of Steven Eugene Washington, nothing more than a blank stare made him a target for police bullets.

The teen refused to drop his knife, according to officers, fixed them with “a 100-yard stare,” and walked toward them.

“Hell yeah,” he says with a smile and a piercing, blue-eyed stare.

Blanche sat there with her little excited, yet innocent—too innocent—stare; her eyes followed Mrs. Vivian's.

At the station the head porter received their inquiry for a Bradshaw with a dull stare and a shake of the head.

Among others, an Abb thrice lifted his fork to his mouth, and thrice laid it down, with an eager stare of surprise.

The poor child didn't understand why Teacher Thomas should stare so at her, and she let out one long, unending bleat.

Jessie forbade her chum to tell, by a hard stare and a determined shake of her head.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stare, such as: beam, gawk, glare, look, peer, and bore.

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