To stare in the face
Stare Stare (st[^a]r), v. t. To look earnestly at; to gaze at. [1913 Webster]

I will stare him out of his wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be undeniably evident. ``The law . . . stares them in the face whilst they are breaking it.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stare — (st[^a]r), v. t. To look earnestly at; to gaze at. [1913 Webster] I will stare him out of his wits. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be undeniably evident. The law . . . stares them in the face whilst they …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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