At gaze
Gaze Gaze, n. 1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention. [1913 Webster]

With secret gaze Or open admiration him behold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The object gazed on. [1913 Webster]

Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{At gaze} (a) (Her.) With the face turned directly to the front; -- said of the figures of the stag, hart, buck, or hind, when borne, in this position, upon an escutcheon. (b) In a position expressing sudden fear or surprise; -- a term used in stag hunting to describe the manner of a stag when he first hears the hounds and gazes round in apprehension of some hidden danger; hence, standing agape; idly or stupidly gazing. [1913 Webster]

I that rather held it better men should perish one by one, Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon! --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gaze´less — gaze «gayz», verb, gazed, gaz|ing, noun. –v.i. to look long and steadily: »Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven (Acts 1:11). The mute rapture with which he would gaze upon her in company (Washington Irving). –v.t. to look long… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaze — (g[=a]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gazed} (g[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gazing}.] [OE. gasen, akin to dial. Sw. gasa, cf. Goth. us gaisjan to terrify, us geisnan to be terrified. Cf. {Aghast}, {Ghastly}, {Ghost}, {Hesitate}.] To fix the eyes in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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