at gaze


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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