see stars

idiom

: to see flashes of light usually because one has been hit on the head
I bumped into the wall so hard that I saw stars.

Examples of see stars in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other was called Star-Land, which talks about being able to see stars in daylight from the bottom of a mineshaft or tall chimney. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 4 Feb. 2023 Big Bend National Park, Texas Big Bend National Park is an International Dark Sky Park, and winter is arguably the best time to see stars. Sarah L. Stewart, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2023 Fans will also see stars such as HARDY, Willie Nelson & Family, Jelly Roll, Megan Moroney, Wiz Khalifa, The Beach Boys, Elle King, Bailey Zimmerman, Diplo, Dwight Yoakam, Leon Bridges, and others. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 In general, when viewing from a dark, moonless site, most people with normal eyesight will see stars down to magnitude 6.0. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 28 July 2023 In short, Webb can see stars and other deep sky objects perfectly. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 With its enhanced ability to image infrared light, JWST will be able to see stars and galaxies that are much older -- ones that were born a mere 200 million years after the Big Bang -- maybe even older. Don Lincoln, CNN, 24 Dec. 2021 In space, astronauts see stars in more than one way. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 19 Dec. 2017 The producers of the 2023 Oscars ceremony are hoping for a show that represents a return to normal, which also means viewers can expect to see stars showing up on the red carpet before the 95th annual Academy Awards ceremony. Kturnqui, oregonlive, 12 Mar. 2023

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“See stars.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/see%20stars. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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