“Everybody stands around in little huddles and stares at the other famous people,” said Quinn.
Ten-year-old Yasmine al Attar stares at me from under her dark curled bangs.
Sitting next to her dad in the film, she stares up at him as he brags about his daughter.
Mitchum sags against a couch, stares at the lights and waits for the Interviewer—the sixth of the day—to show up.
There were stares, gestures, and quiet conversations at the desk.
The stares of these creoles did not matter much; but what on earth had come to Mrs. Gould?
Here he plants his binocle on his nose, leans back and stares at me.
He stares, folds napkin, unfolds it and takes up his newspaper.
He stares at us, then at the girl, as if trying to understand.
All day long, he lies on his left side, because of his wound, and stares at the wall.
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).