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Thursday, November 18, 2004

More and more staring




stare \"star, "ster\ verb stared star•ing [ME, fr. OE starian; akin to OHG staren to stare, Gk stereos solid, Lith starinti to stiffen] (bef. 12c)
verb intransitive

1 : to look fixedly often with wide-open eyes

2 : to show oneself conspicuously

3 of hair : to stand on end : bristle; also : to appear rough and lusterless
verb transitive

1 : to have an effect on by staring

2 : to look at with a searching or earnest gaze

star•er noun

stare one in the face : to be undeniably and forcefully evident or apparent
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