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He would begin by fixing upon me an exceedingly severe stare, keeping it up for several minutes at a time, particularly on meeting me or seeing me out of the house.
She walked slowly down this place and stared at the faces which also seemed to stare at her.
A broad window with leaded panes looked out upon the moor; and over the mantel was another portrait of the stiff, plain little girl who seemed to stare at her more curiously than ever.
The wide stare stared itself out for one while; the Sun went down in a red, green, golden glory; the stars came out in the heavens, and the fire-flies mimicked them in the lower air, as men may feebly imitate the goodness of a better order of beings; the long dusty roads and the interminable plains were in repose--and so deep a hush was on the sea, that it scarcely whispered of the time when it shall give up its dead.
Both creatures were petrified into the mutual stare that is of the hunter and the hunted, the preyer and the prey, the meat-eater and the meat.
It was a matter of long minutes, that stare, until the head in the doorway, with a slight turn, disappeared.
He leaned back in his chair and, folding his arms across his chest, continued to stare at me squarely.
Disregarding the anger in his stare, I pointed out that whether the journalist was well- or ill-informed, the concern of the friends of these ladies was with the effect the few lines of print in question had produced--the effect alone.
"That is all, dear--they DID envy you, and no wonder they stared-- nothing makes people stare like envy.
Under her husband's expressionless stare, and remembering her mother's empty room across the landing, she felt an acute pang of loneliness.
Mrs Verloc kept very still, perfectly still, with her eyes fixed in a dreamy, quiet stare. And her heart for the fraction of a second seemed to stand still too.
"If a man were really healthy," said Father Brown, "he would not bother to stare at it."