staring at the chanting crowd of twenty thousand, he realized that “everybody, and I mean everybody, wore… blue denim.”
staring at a midterm catastrophe, the Democrats lob increasingly desperate charges.
His eyes fly open wide, staring up, not at me but through me.
We were staring at a large circle of burned embers, including what was left of a charred anatomy textbook.
From deep within, looking up at the tropical sky is like staring through the dome of some kind of earthen cathedral.
I tore myself away from the staring, curious eyes of the figure.
"Yes," said Dick, staring in front of him and speaking in a dull, even voice.
Sitting there, and staring straight before him, he did not see them.
The man is a very confident, he is a very bold, staring man!
She had wandered into "Cork" and the three O'Neills surrounded her, staring.
Old English starian "to look fixedly at," from Proto-Germanic *star- "be rigid" (cf. Old Norse stara, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch staren, Old High German staren, German starren "to stare at;" German starren "to stiffen," starr "stiff;" Old Norse storr "proud;" Old High German storren "to stand out, project;" Gothic andstaurran "to be obstinate"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (cf. Lithuanian storas "thick," stregti "to become frozen;" Sanskrit sthirah "hard, firm;" Persian suturg "strong;" Old Church Slavonic staru "old;" cf. sterile and torpor). Not originally implying rudeness. Related: Stared; staring.
"starling," from Old English (see starling).