Like those who stand in the street and gape at
the passers-by: thus do they also wait, and gape at
the thoughts which others have thought.
That meaning at least, while he gaped, it offered him; for he could but gape at
his other self in this other anguish, gape as a proof that HE, standing there for the achieved, the enjoyed, the triumphant life, couldn't be faced in his triumph.
All of these people stared at me, talked about me, ran into the huts and fetched out their families to gape at
me; but no- body ever noticed that other fellow, except to make him humble salutation and get no response for their pains.
we shall sit and gape at
one another as dull as two cats.
Don't gape at
me like that, and come along at once, unless you want to be left behind.
Of course, the SUPREMELY aristocratic thing is to be entirely oblivious of the mire of rabble, with its setting; but sometimes a reverse course may be aristocratic to remark, to scan, and even to gape at
, the mob (for preference, through a lorgnette), even as though one were taking the crowd and its squalor for a sort of raree show which had been organised specially for a gentleman's diversion.
I was surprised how well it actually works - it didn't gape at
all and was really comfortable.