Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Standing out prominently and fixedly, or fixed and wide open, as eyes; gazing fixedly or intently; fixed.
- Bristling, as hair; standing stiffly or on end; harsh or rough, as pelage.
- Striking the eye too strongly; conspicuous; glaring; gaudy: as, staring colors.
- v. present participle of stare.
- adj. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
- adj. (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
“The patient now began having what she called staring spells.”
“Is there value in staring out the window for a few minutes at a time?”
“Most of it is up, often times the side of the moutain staring you in the face.”
“Given that every one of us suffers 14,000,000 “hits” from naturally occurring radiation every second (!), staring from the time we are born, this is a typical green exageration/hyperbole that is used to scare people.”
“Now aint that something? and it appears the point of difficulty was the expression of David Bowie staring from the screen with all the intensity and shenanigans of the age of glam rock.”
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“Einstein staring back at me from the top of the foothills.”
“If asked, I would have seen him as the usual garret-bound Impressionist, crumbling his bread into his gruel to give it a little thickness, not casually staring from the windows of one of the world 's great resorts, but I suppose it doesn' t diminish the pictures to know they were painted after an excellent lunch.”
“It also means too many of those starters begin staring into the dugout from the mound when they reach the magic sixth inning.”
“He joined her in staring out the window. â€œSo where will you be when the world ends? â€ he asked. â€œIâ€ ™ ll be here too, I suppose, â€ she said. â€œAnd ... youâ€ ™ ll be conscious. â€ â€œOf course I will. â€ â€œOf course. â€”
“After he had spent a few moments in staring, straining his ears for a sound or any sign of habitation, the chair caught up.”
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