from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a staring manner; with fixed look.

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

  • adverb With a staring look.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a staring way.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

staring +‎ -ly


  • It seems to me to be stark-staringly obvious that when some people own a lot and others own a little, there is NOT equality of opportunity.

    And the Libertarian shall lie down with the Left

  • In this reply, down to the word “wager” inclusive, mademoiselle has been ironically polite and tender, then as suddenly dashed into the bitterest and most defiant scorn, with her black eyes in one and the same moment very nearly shut and staringly wide open.

    Bleak House

  • But it seems staringly obvious that is Islam fundamentalist or not did not provide some value to the life of its adherents it would not be embraced.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Religion and the Norms of Political Discourse:

  • The universe, in relation to what any man can say of it, is plain, patent and staringly comprehensible.

    Lay Morals

  • Force of police arriving, he recognized in them the conspirators, and laid about him hoarsely, fiercely, staringly, convulsively, foamingly.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Over the mantelpiece, the features staringly like, but so ridiculously exaggerated that they scarcely resembled those of a human being, daubed evidently by the hand of the commonest sign-artist, hung a half-length portrait of him of round of beef celebrity — my sturdy host of the town.


  • It was a solemn and stately lumbering of incredibly and bizarrely modified coiffure and unrecognisably tattered clothing, an otherworldly and Stygian celebrazione of lurching bodies, and staringly virgin eyes anomalously inserted into nigger-minstrel faces.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The base of the mound protruded into a low hollow, a tributary path of brown needles leading up to the main trail on the opposite side from where he stood, with trees huddling protectively around the entire are a. They had arrived there in darkness, and he had half-expected morning to reveal that their improvised refuge was on the edge of a main road or some other such staringly conspicuous site.

    Country of the Blind

  • Yet no one took less trouble to conceal his aversions than he; it is staringly obvious that, once among Persians, he simply found he liked them.

    The Persian Boy

  • When addressing a person, look in his or her face, not staringly, but frankly, never fixing your eyes on the carpet or your boots.

    Frost's Laws and By-Laws of American Society A condensed but thorough treatise on etiquette and its usages in America, containing plain and reliable directions for deportment in every situation in life.


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