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  • adj. Gazing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. looking intently; -- used of eyes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On the gaze; in a gazing attitude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder

Etymologies

From a- ("to") + gaze ("look at something intently") (Wiktionary)

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  • Mine eyes are filled today with old amaze
    At mountains, and at meadows deftly strewn
    With bits of the gay jewelry of June
    And of her splendid vesture; and, agaze,
    I stand where Spring her bright brocade of days
    Embroidered o'er, and listen to the flow
    Of sudden runlets -- the faint blasts they blow,
    Low, on their stony bugles, in still ways.

    - Mahlon Leonard Fisher, 'Old Amaze'.

    October 4, 2008