Idioms about stare
- (especially of something undesirable) to be patently or compellingly obvious: Sounds like a far-fetched theory, but when the evidence is staring you in the face, you have to take notice.
- to be urgent or impending; be about to happen: The income tax deadline is staring us in the face.
- having (a firearm) aimed at one, especially at close range: He turned his head and found himself staring down the barrel of a rifle.
- facing (a threat, challenging situation, or imminent disaster): Motorists are staring down the barrel of a major hike in the price of fuel.
Origin of stare
synonym study for stare
OTHER WORDS FROM starestar·er, noun
How to use stare in a sentence
There were stares, gestures, and quiet conversations at the desk.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Social media is going to solve this crime,” he says, before facing a firing squad of death stares from his colleagues.‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing|Kevin Fallon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He rests lavishly, depicted in a marble sarcophagus that stares up for eternity at the carved depictions of his life story.
Bakari reaches out, strokes Bundy's cheek and stares into his eyes longingly.
Of course, the jokes, the nomenclature, the people doing the creepy but supposed to be funny stares, are almost always men.
As Alice stares around her, when they stop in such momentary alarm, how strange the scene looks!Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Marry, let an honest man lack their assistance, and starving stares him in the face, for want of a recommendation.The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
He rubs his heart, takes out his match and looks at it, and then stares round the room again.First Plays|A. A. Milne
One of the ladies advances, lorgnette in hand, and stares boldly at the prisoner.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
But the implacable Venus stares through the world with her steady marble eyes.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier