Charlene, seated in court beside her daughter Inness, stared grimly ahead.
Tall Guy and Musso stared angrily at me before saying something to the Leader and walking off to the bridge wings.
As Larry opened the cupboard, he stared at the redundant sets of plates and cups, and turned to my mother for instructions.
They stared as we bounced along outrageously potholed roads.
There was no back out now, and I stared the future straight in the face.
He stared at her, as, brother like, he wiped the kiss from his lips.
There was a moment's silence during which the three stared at the Elephant.
He stared at it pallidly, like Macbeth at the ghost of Banquo.
Oscar stared and chewed his cigar and Jim smoked in silence for a moment.
His eyes, that could not see, stared towards the rising light.
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).