gaze around

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gaze around

To look around or survey a particular place or area. When we first got off the bus in New York City, we could only gaze around at all the skyscrapers in awe. The baby lay quietly in her crib, just gazing around.
See also: around, gaze

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
References in classic literature ?
I gazed around at the old familiar objects, at the old familiar grey and gloomy objects.
She gazed around the room at the pictures and photographs hanging upon the wall, and discovered in some corner an old family album, which she examined with the keenest interest, appealing to Madame Lebrun for enlightenment concerning the many figures and faces which she discovered between its pages.
The Doctor began to wonder what they were going to make a bridge out of, and he gazed around to see if they had any boards hidden any place.
As he gazed around him the youth felt a flash of astonishment at the blue, pure sky and the sun gleamings on the trees and fields.
They gazed around the nest with horror, for not a vestige of straw remained.
A red-faced man, slamming the cabin door behind him and stumping out on the deck, interrupted my reflections, though I made a mental note of the topic for use in a projected essay which I had thought of calling "The Necessity for Freedom: A Plea for the Artist." The red-faced man shot a glance up at the pilot-house, gazed around at the fog, stumped across the deck and back (he evidently had artificial legs), and stood still by my side, legs wide apart, and with an expression of keen enjoyment on his face.
He shuddered, raised himself on his arm, gazed around, and grew very pale.
Trent stood upright, wiped the dank sweat from his forehead and gazed around him fiercely, and upwards at that lurid little patch of blue sky.
Begone, show thyself no more before me under pain of my wrath;" and so saying he knitted his brows, puffed out his cheeks, gazed around him, and stamped on the ground violently with his right foot, showing in every way the rage that was pent up in his heart; and at his words and furious gestures Sancho was so scared and terrified that he would have been glad if the earth had opened that instant and swallowed him, and his only thought was to turn round and make his escape from the angry presence of his master.
As he gazed around the 500 block of Baker Street, however, the brim of his lid didn't cast a shadow on the bright future he envisions for the west Baltimore neighborhood.
Late into the evening, between a sip of wine and a forkful of pancit, while waiting for my turn in the board game we were playing, I gazed around and tried to absorb as much of the scene as I could.
And,' she gazed around the company, 'because of that connection, I read the Icelandic Sagas and loved all that mythology.
"It's hard to explain the emotions that go through you," Thome said Tuesday as he gazed around the Baseball Hall of Fame's Plaque Gallery, the most hallowed corner of the shrine and where he'll take his place in July.
As I gazed around the crowd seated around me and across the sea of nearly 20,000 people gathered to listen to Bernie's message, I was blown away by the young people and their joy in hearing someone actually express what they already know.
Summary: With a nervous smile, Mahmoud gazed around his salon bracing himself against a handsome new barber's chair.