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stare

(stār),
1. To look intently or fixedly.
2. An intent gaze.
[A.S. starian]

stare

(stār) [AS. starian]
To gaze fixedly at anyone or anything.
References in classic literature ?
The mate didn't like to be stared at in that manner, a manner quite new in his captain, with a defiant and self-conscious stare, like a man who feels ill and dares you to notice it.
He never grew used to my being there, stared at me continually (sometimes, I could have thought, with terror), and more than once drew back from my hand when I was serving him.
Some ladies and children, who had come to meet a gentleman in spectacles, paused in their loud laughter and talking, and stared at her as she reached them.
Her big eyes stared wide open, inert and dark against the snowy whiteness of the linen.
At the sound of his wife's voice he stopped and stared at her with a somnambulistic, expressionless gaze so long that Mrs Verloc moved her limbs slightly under the bed-clothes.
Razumov dropped into a chair, let fall his stick, and propped on his elbows, his head between his hands, stared at me persistently, openly, and continuously, while I signalled the waiter and ordered some beer.
I stared at him, and I must say that he returned my stare without winking for quite a considerable time.
Everything in Marseilles, and about Marseilles, had stared at the fervid sky, and been stared at in return, until a staring habit had become universal there.
Far away the staring roads, deep in dust, stared from the hill-side, stared from the hollow, stared from the interminable plain.
Astonished by his friend's unusual heat, Lightwood stared too, and then said: 'What can have become of this man?
Which the driver (knowing there was no other fare left inside) stared at prodigiously.
He leaned upon his hand, with his untasted breakfast before him, and he stared at the slip of paper which he had just drawn from its envelope.