Thousand Yard Stare


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A unfocussed, dazed look seen in a person who has suffered severe acute psychological distress and is coping with that stress through dissociation from the event and the ‘players’
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Mr Corbyn sat with his arms folded and a thousand yard stare - it was his turn to get defensive.
?OVER four stages there will be performances from: Orbital, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays, Embrace, Glasvegas, Julian Cope, Reverend & The Makers, Black Grape, Cast, Gang Of Four, The Wedding PresentDreadzone, A Certain Ratio, Jim Bob (Carter USM), Bentley Rhythm Ace, Thousand Yard Stare, The Stairs, Smoove & Turrell, Psyence, Deja Vega, Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Steve Lamacq, Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Jon Dasilva, Uke2.
Tickets are available from the Ticket Factory official bookings page here | Festival line-upOver four stages there will be performances from: Orbital, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays, Embrace, Glasvegas, Julian Cope, Reverend & The Makers, Black Grape, Cast, Gang Of Four, The Wedding Present-Dreadzone, A Certain Ratio, Jim Bob (Carter USM), Bentley Rhythm Ace, Thousand Yard Stare, The Stairs, Smoove & Turrell, Psyence, Deja Vega, Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Steve Lamacq, Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Jon Dasilva, Uke2.
By the time we moved out to a council house, that cat had the thousand yard stare of a Vietnam veteran who'd seen too much action.
Hamilton-Paterson said: "I suspect a lot of pilots who had done a long tour and had that thousand yard stare wouldn't have got into the air without a good deal of whisky inside them.
I was by him in the flash of an eye, a mottled brown-black "desert dog" which had got under the safety barrier on the Shaikh Khalifa Highway and was now sitting contemplatively with a "thousand yard stare", not looking for an opportunity to cross the road.
In faded military fatigues and with the cliched 'thousand yard stare,' he offers a frank assessment of why, after two years, his men are still locked in battle, despite having far superior weaponry.
On stage, James' thousand yard stare is legendary among fans (though he always breaks into a broad smile between songs).
She's like a woman possessed, with a thousand yard stare that could make Clint Eastwood turn tail and run.
That thousand yard stare you get from him - with Tone's eyes you don't know what the hell is going on and that's so exciting.''
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