Definitions of staring

  1. ( used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder; " staring eyes"
  2. without qualification; used informally as ( often pejorative) intensifiers; " an arrant fool"; " a complete coward"; " a consummate fool"; " a double- dyed villain"; " gross negligence"; " a perfect idiot"; " pure folly"; " what a sodding mess"; " stark staring mad"; " a thoroughgoing villain"; " utter nonsense"
  3. with a stare; "` quoi? ' asked Blanchard, staring"
  4. of Stare
  5. Looking with fixed eyes.
  6. Gazing with a stare.

Antonyms for staring

mitigated, shut, closed.

Quotes of staring

  1. You'd think that radio was around long enough that someone would have coined a word for staring into space. – Ira Glass
  2. Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters. – Margaret Halsey
  3. But whenever I look at the question of how to live, the answer's always staring me in the face. I'm already doing it. – Damien Hirst
  4. Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss. – Hal Holbrook
  5. If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance. – Ben Kingsley
  6. Now that I'm staring down the barrel of the last act of my life, I'm less excited about control and solo effort, and I resent the way the business aspects interfere with my space for creative writing. – David Knopfler
  7. You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you're staring into the grave. – Frank McCourt
  8. The writer should never be ashamed of staring There is nothing that does not require his attention. – Flannery O'Connor
  9. If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe. – Conor Oberst
  10. You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes. – Laurence J. Peter
  11. You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. When I'm online, I'm alone in a room, tapping on a keyboard, staring at a cathode -ray tube. – Clifford Stoll
  13. Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. – Darryl F. Zanuck

Usage examples for staring

  1. He stood at the window staring – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  2. Lady Bazelhurst was staring at her young- sister- in- law with wide eyes. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  3. What are you staring at, you fool? – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  4. A moment of staring then Fairchild passed the telegram over to Harry for his opinion. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  5. There were no other people in the room and both women were staring at him. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  6. He stood staring at nothing as he thought about all that. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  7. For a moment longer, Jimmie Dale sat there, staring at the papers in his hand. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  8. Gwynneth was staring into the fire. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  9. Don't stand there staring at me! – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  10. He is staring across. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. " Strange time to stand staring at it, if it's yours! – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  12. What I want to tell you is, that I hope you will forgive me for staring at you as I did then. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  13. I took it from him, staring staring until my knees grew weak. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. " It was curious, certainly," said Trent, staring into the distance. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  15. She was staring at Honora. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. He turned his head and saw those staring eyes. – By Violence by John Trevena
  17. I felt her staring at me in the dark. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  18. Mrs. Harbonner stood staring at Daisy. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. The world was staring at her! – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. They sat staring at each other for a time. – The Untamed by Max Brand

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