Little Aamira went to the Capitol to stare down a Senator—and she won.
Ukrainians have shown their courage and determination to stare down the government bullies during these last few weeks.
As Mary stepped from the tent her eyes fell upon a pair of lifeless eyes that seemed to stare down upon her.
Nora went to the window to stare down toward the Keith terrace.
And he was left to stare down the road after the swift flying figure.
The stranger in tweeds turned to stare down at him, surprised.
He has large eyes, and they stare down at her haggardly, as he stands facing her in the light.
Involuntarily the girls stopped to stare down at it in surprise.
We had gone but a short distance into the "city" when our ancient guide paused, turning to stare down a deserted passage.
She sprang to her feet and whirled about to stare down the trail.
Old English starian "to look fixedly at," from Proto-Germanic *star- "be rigid" (cf. Old Norse stara, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch staren, Old High German staren, German starren "to stare at;" German starren "to stiffen," starr "stiff;" Old Norse storr "proud;" Old High German storren "to stand out, project;" Gothic andstaurran "to be obstinate"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (cf. Lithuanian storas "thick," stregti "to become frozen;" Sanskrit sthirah "hard, firm;" Persian suturg "strong;" Old Church Slavonic staru "old;" cf. sterile and torpor). Not originally implying rudeness. Related: Stared; staring.
"starling," from Old English (see starling).