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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.
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"It seems like we are staring down a long dark tunnel at the moment, but we just have to keep battling on."
Manchester: Kevin Pietersen defiantly struck a mature century but England were staring down the barrel at 294 for seven at stumps on the third day of the third Ashes Test yesterday, still 233 adrift on first innings.
(NYSE:P) has been standing in wait for quite a while, staring down what could be imminent death with the weight of an Apple on its head.
The Italians were staring down the barrel when they trailed 2-0 at home to Bayern Munich on matchday five.
Summary: A Russian mining magnate is staring down the barrel of the most expensive divorce in history.
Federer, bidding for a record-equalling seventh men's singles title, was staring down the barrel as the south American world number 60 served for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set after producing a spellbinding display of baseline power and volleying guile.
Playing at the ARC in Stockton on Thursday, The Blockheads (pictured above) remain one of the hardest working groups to have emerged from the 1970s and are still going strong with a fantastically well received new album Staring Down The Barrel proving there is life after Ian Dury.
"It would be attractive to some if the trap door was not there, especially if you are staring down it, but I'd say 'not on my watch guv'nor'," he said.
The black Caps, trailing 1-0 following their first-ever defeat to the bangladeshis on Thursday, were staring down the barrel of another shock loss when they were reduced to 115 for seven.
"We're staring down the barrel now, but we've got nine big games left and we have to give it a good go."
In the end, though, it was Rodriguez who did the staring down - at Johnson on the ring floor.
He's also been lauded for staring down the aggressive advances last spring from New York hedge fund Paulson & Co., which held a 19 per cent stake in Algoma, and wanted a $420 million payout to shareholders.