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v. stared, star·ing, stares
To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze. See Synonyms at gaze.
To look at directly and fixedly: stared him in the eyes.
An intent gaze.
Phrasal Verb:
stare down
1. To stare at (a person or animal) until that person or animal blinks or turns away.
2. To confront boldly or overcome by direct action: stared down his opponents.
stare in the face
1. To be plainly visible or obvious to (one); force itself on (one's) attention: The money on the table was staring her in the face.
2. To be obvious to (one) though initially overlooked: The explanation had been staring him in the face all along.
3. To be imminent or unavoidable to (one): Bankruptcy now stares us in the face.
4. To be about to experience or undergo (something dire): We are staring bankruptcy in the face.

[Middle English staren, from Old English starian; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

star′er n.
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Noun1.starer - a viewer who gazes fixedly (often with hostility)
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
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nGaffer(in) m(f) (inf)
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Expecially Mr Venus: who removes his pipe, draws back his head, and stares at the starer, as if it were his own Hindoo baby come to fetch him home.
This had been so very noticeable, so very powerfully and naturally shown, that starers who had had no pity for him were touched by her; and the whisper went about, "Who are they?"
Our men can't look within a 5km radius of a woman without being labeled a taru (starer).
Kings, who defeated Sultans in their PSL opener, lost the following match to Lahore Qalandars in a close contest.Meanwhile, PSL 2018 runner-up Zalmi were defeated in their first game by high-flying Gladiators but defeated AB de Villiers starer Qalandars.
Ali Zafar and Maya Ali starer Teefa in Trouble posted the trailer on his Instagram page.
It can also be a source of amusement and surprise when you discover that the anagram of Presbyterian is "best in prayer", while astronomer provides "moon starer".
Watt, & Radin, 2006), the design was more complicated so as to tease out the roles of experimenter and starer. The study was again run at IONS and the 100 participants were staff members or local volunteers.
"My husband says I'm the worst starer in the world; he'll be like, 'Ashley, stop staring!' And I go, 'OK', and I'll move my head and my body but my eyes will still be there.
Most of the Boston Classicists (Paine, Foote, Parker, Chadwick), works of Copland and Thomson, the American mystic Alan Hovhaness, Howard Hanson, Leo Sowerby, and two prominent Jewish composers, Samuel Adler and Robert Starer, along with numerous others, were sadly neglected by choirs.
Even in the numerous stories in Curtain that do not allude explicitly to the freak show, staring at the peculiar and seemingly deviant Other frequently enables the starer (albeit briefly) to feel reassured that he or she is an unexceptional, ordinary member of the community.
Keith Barnes & Jacqueline Starer. Want to Wake Alive: Selected Poems/ K.
Generally labeled a Southern writer because of her North Carolina childhood and the settings for most of her books, Godwin has actually spent most of her adult life in the North--in Woodstock, New York, at a home she shared with the composer Robert Starer until his death in 2001.