Gaze

Gaze

, n. 1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
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With secret gaze
Or open admiration him behold.
Milton.
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2. The object gazed on.
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Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze.
Milton.
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At gaze (a) (Her.) With the face turned directly to the front; -- said of the figures of the stag, hart, buck, or hind, when borne, in this position, upon an escutcheon. (b) In a position expressing sudden fear or surprise; -- a term used in stag hunting to describe the manner of a stag when he first hears the hounds and gazes round in apprehension of some hidden danger; hence, standing agape; idly or stupidly gazing.
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I that rather held it better men should perish one by one,
Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon!
Tennyson.
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