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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.
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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 ?
For a long time, Captain Bonneville remained gazing around him with wonder and enthusiasm; at length the chill and wintry winds, whirling about the snow-clad height, admonished him to descend.
The boy, on his part, was gazing around him in amazement, for never had he dreamed of such a magnificent apartment as this in which he stood.
"It doesn't look very homelike," said Dorothy, gazing around at the bare room.
"I'm not going to worry about it just now, anyway, and spoil this lovely afternoon," said Anne, gazing around her with delight.
At last, Robin, whose thoughts were not quite so busy wool-gathering as those of the others, and who had been gazing around him now and then, broke the silence.
For a long time, forgetful alike of my own situation, and the vicinity of my still slumbering companion, I remained gazing around me, hardly able to comprehend by what means I had thus suddenly been made a spectator of such a scene.
"Am I not to read it?" he repeated, gazing around at each face in turn.
"So, if we could only harness and focus on that, as opposed to navel gazing around some of the stuff on Brexit, like for example some of the stupid issues we perceive around immigration, which I know are sensitive.
Acafe create As I left the cinema I saw a gamer in the Virtual Reality Maze next door, gazing around himself in a 3D headset as he battled evil rabbits, while opposite me were two full-size Formula 1 simulators.
Gazing around the structure in seeming awe, many felt compelled to air their thoughts.
"Is it always like this," Jarrad asked me gazing around the arena.
Gazing around the peaceful scene I had to wonder what dreadful threat was anticipated by the frightened men of Nato that would justify such a fortification.
Gazing around the dining room, it appeared that each table was occupied.
Carty banged those two halves of coconut together for all he was worth - undoubtedly one of the film''s best known funnies - and I was overjoyed to see some of my personal film favourites transferred to stage, including the dismembering of the Black Knight and the Knights who say 'Ni!'' I was under the illusion Monty Python was an acquired taste, however gazing around the theatre I was soon put in my place.
"He was gazing around in wonder at something he'd never seen before, the magnificence that is the deep green of the trees' leaves surrendering to the first tones of a new season under an already golden sky - his first autumn beginning to take shape.