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gaze open-mouthed

To stare intently at something or someone, often because one is awestruck or dumbfounded. I couldn't help but gaze open-mouthed at the beautiful sunrise.
See also: gaze

gaze at (one's) navel

To be excessively focused on or preoccupied with one's personal problems or concerns. Good luck getting John's attention—he's too busy gazing at his navel to help anybody else.
See also: gaze, navel

contemplate (one's) navel

To be excessively focused on one's personal problems or concerns. Good luck getting John's attention—he's too busy contemplating his navel to help anybody else.
See also: contemplate, navel

fix (someone) with a look

To look at someone intensely. He fixed me with a look, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, look

fix (someone) with a stare

To look at someone intensely. He fixed me with a stare, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, stare

fix (someone) with a gaze

To look at someone intensely. He fixed me with a gaze, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, gaze

stare (off) into space

To stare vacantly or absentmindedly at nothing in particular, usually while one is preoccupied with or distracted by thoughts of something else. I sat at the back of class, staring off into space, when suddenly the solution came to me. He just stared into space as his parents lectured him on the importance of paying attention during class.
See also: space, stare

gaze (off) into space

To stare vacantly or absentmindedly at nothing in particular, usually while one is preoccupied with or distracted by thoughts of something else. I sat at the back of class, gazing off into space, when suddenly the solution came to me. He just gazed into space as his parents lectured him on the importance of paying attention during class.
See also: gaze, space

meet (one's) gaze

To make eye contact with one, typically in a way that is confident or without shame. She couldn't meet my gaze because she knew how angry I was with her. When shaking hands with someone, you should always meet their gazes.
See also: gaze, meet

navel-gazing

An excessive focus on one's personal problems or concerns, to the exclusion of other people or other issues. She said my navel-gazing was one of the biggest reasons she broke up with me. If our party is going to be successful in the future, then we can't be dragged down by navel-gazing about the loss of this election.

gaze around (at someone or something)

to look all around at someone or something. The manager gazed around at each of us, and finally spoke. Tourists gazed around at the scenery for a while and got back in the bus. We just stood there, gazing around.
See also: around, gaze

gaze at someone or something

to stare at someone or something. I stood for an hour, gazing at the sea. She gazed at me for a moment and then smiled.
See also: gaze

gaze on someone or something

to look at someone or something; to survey someone or something. She gazed sullenly on the ruin that had been her home. The teacher gazed on the student and frightened her.
See also: gaze, on

gaze out on something

to look out on something, such as a lovely view, from inside a building or from a particular spot. She gazed out on the flowering trees and knew that life would go on. Henry sat for hours, gazing out on the lake.
See also: gaze, on, out

rivet one's gaze on someone or something

 and rivet one's glare on someone or something
Fig. to fasten one's gaze onto someone or something. (As if it were attached by rivets.) He riveted his gaze on the surly young man. Walter riveted his hateful glare on the last page of the contract and sneered.
See also: gaze, on, rivet

steely gaze

Cliché an intense, staring gaze. The principal turned a steely gaze toward the frightened student and suddenly smiled.
See also: gaze, steely

navel-gazing

or

navel-contemplation

If you accuse someone of navel-gazing or navel-contemplation, you are criticizing them for thinking only about themselves and their own problems or activities, rather than the problems or activities of other people. Tory MP Martin Brison says he is more interested in developing policies for the future than in navel-gazing about the past. He called for an end to Labor's post-election navel-gazing. Note: Navel-gazing can be used before a noun. The film is a sort of navel-gazing look at Hollywood. Note: You can also say that someone gazes at their navel or contemplates their navel. The Institute has always been notorious for contemplating its own navel. Note: These expressions are used to show disapproval. Note: Your navel is your tummy button or belly button.

fix somebody with a ˈlook, ˈstare, ˈgaze, etc.

look directly at somebody for a long time: He fixed her with an angry stare.
See also: fix, somebody

look/stare/gaze into ˈspace

look straight in front of you without looking at a particular thing, usually because you are thinking about something: I asked her twice if she was ready to leave but she just sat there staring into space.
See also: gaze, look, space, stare
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Our findings suggested eye gaze and vocalisations may both, somehow, play a role.
According to European Union directives and the Energy Law, Latvijas Gaze has to separate natural gas distribution and transmission systems by January 1, 2018.
Research has shown that our attention to faces mainly focuses on the eyes (Vecera & Johnson, 1995) and that eye gaze is a powerful attentional cue; we tend to automatically follow other people's gaze in order to look at what they are looking at (for reviews see Birmingham & Kingstone, 2009; Langton, Watt, & Bruce, 2000).
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Eye gaze tracking is the process of automatically tracking a subject's gaze.
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com) (VI) has taken on the mission to provide easy to use and affordable gaze tracking and gaze based interaction solutions for a broad professional, educational and consumer audience and for developers.
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It is this blend of Rama's wisdom and his life journey in teaching groups and individuals across the country that makes Rama: Gaze in My Direction so unique: part travelogue, part spiritual reader, and part biography, it's a celebration of his life and perspectives as much as it is an account of how American Buddhism spread across the nation.
As an alternative to a conventional cueing paradigm, we raise a gaze cueing paradigm (1).
The Gaze Framework" is now more broadly used by media theorists to "refer both to the ways in which readers/viewers look at images of people in any visual medium and to the gazes of those depicted in visual texts" (see David Chandler's "Notes on the Gaze," available http://www.
Squadron leader Tony Gaze was a trusted colleague of the Battle of Britain hero and a highly regarded Spitfire pilot - being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times in 485 missions.
Thus, this input problem can be solved by using gaze tracking technology to determine exactly where users are looking on any given screen by analyzing the user's eye and facial movements.
Positioned at the junction of two of today's inescapable realities--media saturation and diversity in our society--Augie Fleras' new book, The Media Gaze, explores the representation of diversities and difference in Canadian media.
STOCKHOLM -- Tobii Technology , the global leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction, will showcase a new world of human-computer interaction and gaming transpiring through its award-winning Tobii REX peripheral eye-tracking device at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, March 5 to 9.