stare out

phrasal verb

stared out; staring out; stares out
British
: to look directly into a person's eyes without fear until he or she becomes uncomfortable and looks away
often used figuratively
They had stared out danger more than once.

Examples of stare out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And to stare out from the children’s bedroom onto the gas chambers was extremely intense. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2024 Anybody who remembers Victor Kiam staring out of their televisions in the late 1970s will know that there is nothing new about company bosses identifying themselves closely with their businesses and their products. Roger Trapp, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The 13 best novels (and 2 best short story collections) of 2023 Dec. 5, 2023 These people aren’t just staring out the windows all day. Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2023 Dawn was breaking, and Max was staring out the window at the minarets and minimarts and Soviet-era apartment blocks, a big grin on his face, translating the Russian-language shop signs for me. Paul Tough, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2024 After the initial news cycle, state television channels went silent, keeping Mr. Navalny’s death and the unanswered questions about it largely under the radar, even as his face stared out from the covers of newspapers and magazines around the world. Oleg Matsnev, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2024 Roaring Kitty, smiling, stares out from Gabe’s computer screen. Lauren Schuker Blum, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 There was Myra Thompson, who had been a few years behind him in grade school, perhaps also prone to staring out the window at the pool only White kids could use. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024 Not the black granite wall—that sea of sacrifice—but the sculpture of three soldiers who stand their vigil by the wall, as if on the shore, staring out to that sea. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 5 Feb. 2024

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“Stare out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stare%20out. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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