verb (used without object), stared, star·ing.
verb (used with object), stared, star·ing.
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Idioms for stare
Origin of stare
synonym study for stare
OTHER WORDS FROM starestarer, nounstar·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for stare
Under the unflinching stares of armed KGB agents, workers lifted the Luna onto the train.Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite|Bobbie Johnson|January 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
They traveled to Michigan with the same aspirations, but Tuesday’s game ended with blank stares from the players on the bench and a clearer view of how much they need to improve.Maryland can’t keep up with No. 7 Michigan and never leads during an 87-63 loss|Emily Giambalvo|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
At one point in the series — when Selena y Los Dinos are still traveling in their now-famed Big Bertha tour bus, Selena asks if anyone thinks about their purpose in the world and is met with blank stares.‘Selena: The Series’ might be on the small screen, but it paints a bigger picture of the iconic Tejano singer’s life|Bethonie Butler|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
I’ve talked to a bunch of people over the last few years, both within the media and outside, and mostly I get blank stares.
The kid moved back to the corner of the building, stared at the car.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Heads turned and people stared for a minute, as three policemen him pulled out of the chamber.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater|Ben Jacobs|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An older bro wore a red bow tie and a yarmulke emblazoned with the “TEAM MITCH” logo as he stared down at his smartphone intently.
Seventy-two hours into his trip, and Breman had already stared the virus in the face.
They stared as we bounced along outrageously potholed roads.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines|Jamie Dettmer|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Goblin stared about him in a dazed manner for a moment, and then said, "Sindbad the Sailor's house."
He stared at his men, astonished and impatient at this strange disobedience.
Robin Hood stared at him for a moment with a puzzled expression, and then walked into his little shop, and Davy turned away.
At this the animals stared mournfully at him for a moment, and then rose up and walked gravely away.
No one could appreciate better than ourselves the unpleasant possibilities that stared us in the face.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair