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  • They cast no shadows and made no sound as they marched and their eyes were all possessed by the strange non-human look that soldiers call the thousand-yard stare.

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  • When building to an important point, Struhelka has a tendency to slip into what he apologetically calls his "thousand-yard voice," which travels at least that far.

    Slate Magazine

  • This is a guy used to the thousand-yard stares that transmission talk normally induces.

    The Simple Guide to Maintaining and Upgrading Truck Transmissions

  • His wings were polyaramid leather woven over carbon bones and monofilament tendon, his gaze the piercing thousand-yard stare of a man who could see through stone, his talons X-ray lasers so powerful their waste heat violated Second Kyoto with every shot.

    365 tomorrows » 2010 » May : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Cleverly, the clear favourite with the bookmakers, was being made to prove why and his tactic of standing in front of Bellew giving him the thousand-yard stare was to let him know he would not be denied.

    Nathan Cleverly wins one for Wales as he retains WBO title

  • Ryan sat in a heap, boring a thousand-yard stare through the roof.

    Desire

  • Sheeps is one such example, a much-talked-about hour of sketches featuring three talented rookies: Liam Williams (red-rimmed eyes, thousand-yard stare), Alastair Roberts (tall, thin and geeky) and Daran Johnson (relatively normal-looking).

    Edinburgh fringe festival new comedy

  • She recognized the same thousand-yard stare Yvonne had last year, just before she snapped.

    AUTOCLAVE • by Kevin Jewell

  • Adding Jedward to this mix is inspired; what we need right now is more of Ireland's beloved John and Edward Grimes, with their hyperactivity issues, unsettling thousand-yard blank stares, LA accents, and inability to high-five each other without tripping over.

    Celebrity Big Brother: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • I expected to see this thousand-yard stare from somebody who'd been in captivity for 444 days, and they had great energy.

    Former Iran hostages reunite at West Point

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