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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
We greeted the two pilgrims with many pleasant gibes and a roar of laughter; whereupon they gazed at us with such woful and absurdly compassionate visages that our merriment grew tenfold more obstreperous.
The dog had run on ahead and now gazed at us by the side of the Fyne's garden-gate in a tense attitude and wagging his stumpy tail very, very slowly, with an air of concentrated attention.
sat on the side of his bed and gazed at us silently and calmly while we tried to save the victim - and then we called an ambulance.
"I can't believe we're doing this," came the reply as the cat gazed at us in wonder.
He paused for what seemed like eternity, gazed at us, and with a look of pain in his eyes said, "We had a great deal of love for each other." In the same week, he appointed my dad's assistant lawyers in the Church's legal department.
Dewy-eyed seals, some only a day or two old, gazed at us forlornly, howling plaintively for their mums.
But we seemed to be entertainment for the giraffes, who gazed at us with those big femme fatale eyes.