gaze at

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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Moreover, their method requires a user to set up an additional target chart with nine calibration points and gaze at these calibration points for initial calibration, which requires considerable processing time and is inconvenient for the user.
In order to present emotional stimuli with direct or averted eye gaze at varying expression intensities in the present study, we had to construct the stimuli ourselves, using the procedures outlined above, because none currently existed.
In this way, Nazneen returns the gaze at the whites, subverting the looking paradigm which has traditionally repressed the subjectivity of the subaltern (hooks 1992).
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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.
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!'" (p.
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.