gaze at

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gaze at (someone or something)

To look at someone or something. The teacher gazed at all the kids in the room and then announced who had gotten the solos. When we first got off the bus in New York City, we could only gaze at all the skyscrapers in awe.
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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.
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They found variations within two of the four polymorphisms (naturally occurring mutations) in CNR1 correlated with a longer gaze at happy faces but not with faces showing disgust.
It's perfectly natural to gaze at things you admire and you wouldn't be the first man to get a thrill from a good butcher's at a nice pert breast.
14) Cinematically, this scene rehearses the very spectacle of the freak show: Sethe, Denver, and Paul D form a kind of half-circle around this human oddity and gaze at her with commingled looks of wonder and trepidation.
And then there's the shadowed figure of the standing man at left, whose gaze at the oblique-angled painting of the saint with which we began counters the angle of our gaze.
Mary differs from Fanny in that she considers elegance superior to virtue (10) and therefore, not unlike the Bertram sisters, renders herself the object of the male gaze at every opportunity.
Whether it is a come-hither look, a bemused look, a defiant look, or whatever merely suggests options concerning the way in which the subject relates to the gazer, and it may either serve to hold, retain, the spectator's gaze at the expense of his contemplation of the rest of her body, or it may be the point of entry, so to speak, into the process of mapping the female body beginning with the eyes but proceeding to register all of the other territories of the body offered up by the photograph to that gaze.
By contrast, the patients in the two poems cited above have lost their capacity to gaze at their doctors at all.
282) wherein the representation of looks and looking is effectivity collapsed "with a generalized function of the eye," as in "its common formulaic presentation as 'men gaze at women'": as Craig Saper maintains, "It is too simple to ask what the gaze is, and it is too easy to point at it and say with certainty, 'that's it, that's the gaze
In this scene Forster goes as far as he ever does in allowing his reader to join his heroine in a long, luxurious gaze at the male form.
No gaze is, therefore, a gaze in isolation, and every gaze is as much a gaze at the self as it is a gaze at another/an other.
The extended moment of Lily's objectification gives Lawrence Selden time to leisurely gaze at Lily's pose, "time to feel the whole tragedy of her life" (Wharton 1964, 142).
In Williams, the pleasure of the gaze is masochistic pleasure, and whatever the gaze rests on always includes a gaze at the audience.
When I gaze at the Hummel figurine, I see not Mary sitting on a donkey but my mother sitting on a bare, wooden floor holding tightly not the baby Jesus but my baby sister.