Definitions

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  • adj. Characterized by staring.

Etymologies

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stare +‎ -y

Examples

  • Meanwhile, there seems to be no limit to how far into left-wing deep-space orbit the starey-eyed '' progressives '' want to take this country.

    Sound Politics: Where all the children are above average disabled

  • It's a hell of a writerly line-up and I feel a bit shoe-starey to have been included.

    journeys to Cyberabad

  • He lived in that square rock churchhouse in Banida, Idaho, with its big starey windows, which sat across the street from the yellow brick schoolhouse.

    Godwho: Thoughts from a former Mormon

  • This common or garden is now in stilller realithy the starey sphere of an oleotorium for broken pottery and ancient vegetables? —

    Finnegans Wake

  • He's always struck me as having it in him to go a bit starey-eyed.

    Archive 2004-02-01

  • I went starey-into-the-distancey, which I tend to do if I don't want my feelings poking at me anymore and that is less uncomfortable because I feel more detached.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • I went starey-into-the-distancey, far enough so that I tuned out what they were saying.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • How could he have the courage to say such things, to just state them straight out and starey-eyed like that?

    Wizard and Glass

  • His eyes showed starey whites all the way around the irises.

    The Drawing of the Three

  • But Jake hadn't been able to hide the wildness in his eyes, which were white and starey, the eyes of a horse scenting water and held back from bolting only by the tenuous chain of its master's mind; like a horse at the point where only understanding, not the spur, could hold it steady.

    The Gunslinger

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