gaze at (someone or something)

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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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As she points out during a meditation--perhaps too contrived--on the word "divisadero," it is not only the name of the San Francisco street where she once lived, but also a term that "might derive from the word divisar, meaning 'to gaze at something from a distance.'" And as Anna strives for such perspective by telling the stories that constitute Divisadero, we can sense Ondaatje making an argument for fiction's importance to readers, as well, in gaining a new apprehension of their lives.
Their expressions turn from detached to wondrous as they pause in the middle of the street to gaze at something worrisome, or perhaps at someone in trouble.