stare

verb
ADVERB
fixedly, hard, intently, unblinkingly

I could see a man staring at me intently.

steadily
impassively
absently, blankly, uncomprehendingly, vacantly

She stared blankly at the brick wall in front of her.

disbelievingly, incredulously, open-mouthed, wide-eyed, wildly

I stared at him open-mouthed, unable to speak.

bleakly, gloomily, glumly, helplessly, morosely

He stared at me bleakly and said nothing.

coldly, coolly, defiantly, fiercely, stonily

She stared at him stonily as he came in.

curiously, quizzically, suspiciously, thoughtfully
silently
just, merely, simply
(for) a moment

For a long moment they just stared at each other.

still

He was still staring at himself in the mirror.

across, ahead, around, back, down, out, straight ahead, up

She stared back at him.

He stared straight ahead and did not move.

VERB + STARE
seem to
continue to
turn to

Everyone in the room turned to stare at her.

pause to, stop to
PREPOSITION
at
across, around, through
after

She stalked off, leaving them all staring after her.

into, out of
in, with

I stared in horror at his bloody mouth.

He just stared at her with disbelief.

PHRASES
sit staring, stand staring

I sat staring at the ruins of the building.

sit and stare, stand and stare, stop and stare

It was too cold to stand and stare.

stare into the abyss (figurative)

His party was staring into the abyss.

stare into space

She was just sitting there, staring into space.

Stare is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑face, ↑reflection

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Staré — is a village and municipality in Michalovce District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia.HistoryIn historical records the village was first mentioned in 1221.=Geography= The village lies at an altitude of 107 metres and covers an area of… …   Wikipedia

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