Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • On the gaze; in a gazing attitude.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective looking intently; -- used of eyes.

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  • adjective not attributive Gazing.

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

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Then the talk stopped dead as Istra Nash stood agaze in the doorway — pale and intolerant, her red hair twisted high on her head, tall and slim and uncorseted in a gray tight-fitting gown.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • His host, however, at this, but continued to stand agaze; and he had the next thing repeated his question of

    The Ambassadors

  • Softly lighted, the whole colour of the place, with its vague values, was in cool fusion — an effect that made the visitor stand for a little agaze.

    The Ambassadors

  • She couldn't stand long agaze, she had work to do.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • She couldn't stand long agaze, she had work to do.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • She lay back among her pillows, trembling in the dark, afraid of she knew not what, her wide eyes agaze at the ceiling's shadows.

    The Way of the Wind

  • Smith heeded her voice, and for another unnoted interval they stood agaze upon their little eminence.

    White Ashes

  • As I stood there agaze at the strangeness and wonder of her, a voice at my shoulder made me whirl in surprise.

    Valley of the Croen

  • Then the talk stopped dead as Istra Nash stood agaze in the doorway -- pale and intolerant, her red hair twisted high on her head, tall and slim and uncorseted in a gray tight-fitting gown.

    Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • Then the talk stopped dead as Istra Nash stood agaze in the doorway -- pale and intolerant, her red hair twisted high on her head, tall and slim and uncorseted in a gray tight-fitting gown.

    Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

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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