rivet (one's) eyes on (someone or something)

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rivet (one's) eyes on (someone or something)

To focus one's gaze or attention completely and continuously on someone or something. I riveted my eyes on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their eyes on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: eye, on, rivet
References in classic literature ?
The Indians riveted their eyes on the rocks, and listened with an attention that seemed to turn them into stone.
The rain had moulded the rough sacking to the outlines of the body underneath; the head was distinct from the trunk, the shoulders plainly modelled; something at once spectral and human riveted their eyes upon the ghastly comrade of their drive.