to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder.
a steady or intent look.
at gaze, Heraldry. (of a deer or deerlike animal) represented as seen from the side with the head looking toward the spectator: a stag at gaze.
- gazeless, adjective
- gazer, noun
- gaz·ing·ly, adverb
- outgaze, verb (used with object), out·gazed, out·gaz·ing.
- un·gaz·ing, adjective
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How to use gaze in a sentence
We forge ahead with the same passion for the Institute’s mission, the same distinctive practical optimism, the same gaze toward the future.
Maybe now we needed dozens or hundreds of narrower gazes, using the Transit Technique as the principal method of discovery.
From start to finish, keep your gaze locked on the kettlebell.Why (and How) You Should Master the Turkish Get-Up | Hayden Carpenter | November 21, 2020 | Outside Online
Then slowly move your gaze down to the floor and try to look at your belly button.Pocket This Anti-Stress Routine for Difficult Days | Lauren Bedosky | October 20, 2020 | Outside Online
Keeping your shoulders relaxed and your chest forward, slowly look up to the ceiling, letting your head follow your gaze.Pocket This Anti-Stress Routine for Difficult Days | Lauren Bedosky | October 20, 2020 | Outside Online
Even good, arresting visual art is transformed by the gaze of a potential consumer.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art | Jay Michaelson | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The show, Bell Hooks argued in Black Looks: Race and Representation, “represents wom[e]n as the object of a phallocentric gaze.”
Click on it, gaze over it, and think about which of those states in the two shades of light blue might rush to buy into Obamacare.
Sensitive subjects are met with a short burst of laughter, and serious answers are sandwiched between a piercing gaze.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo | Nina Strochlic | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I try to catch the eye of this third boy, but he plops down onto a stool and avoids my gaze.
Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
gaze not upon another man's wife, and be not inquisitive after his handmaid, and approach not her bed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
The patch of soft green that I knew for the cottonwoods Rutter had spoken of drew my roving gaze whether I would or no.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
She stopped, and turned to face him, an incredible shyness seeming to cause her to avoid his gaze.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Thus enjoined, she took the letter; for a second her eyes met Garnache's glittering gaze, and she shivered.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for gaze
(intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
a fixed look; stare
- gazer, noun
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