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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
Mrs. Highcamp remained, as usual, unmoved, with her indifferent stare and uplifted eyebrows.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STARE

  • be awed
  • be surprised
  • feel surprise
  • gape
  • gaze
  • goggle
  • stand in awe
  • stare
  • wonder
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