Phrases with "gaze"

Guy de Maupassan She paused in the street to gaze at herself in the shop-windows, hanging as if by one hand to all the glass plates with which merchants ornament their facades. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Nathaniel Hawthorne Above, there was a coved and vaulted ceiling, glowing with pictured scenes, which affected Kenyon with a vague sense of splendor, without his twisting his neck to gaze at them. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Sir Walter Scott Who would not weep for thee? — The tear, that has been a stranger to these eyelids for twenty years, moistens them as I gaze on thee. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Jules Verne He walked to and fro in the room, under the gaze of Ogareff, who eyed him as a victim reserved for vengeance. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

But now another name was uttered; and a man, who had pushed rudely past her to gaze or to listen, shrieked out a howl of despair and rage. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She met her neighbor’s gaze and shrugged her shoulders. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Henry James The gaze was critical, but it found nothing to deprecate; the child’s small hand was delicate and fair. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edith Wharton He was glad it was to him she had revealed her secret, rather than to the cold scrutiny of Mr. Letterblair, or the embarrassed gaze of her family. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

His gaze glided by the face of the mother. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope To his instructed gaze the little receipt for twopence was as clearly dated as though the figures were written on it. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Then, as my gaze circled inland from the town, something less tranquil arrested my notice and held me immobile for a second. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Algernon Blackwood Her gaze lay all over him, over his entire being, like a warm soft covering that blessed and healed. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Suddenly changing his tone, which had been that of sober accurate description, into the shrill voice of horror, he bent forward his head, as if to gaze on some object beneath the pulpit. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

In a few minutes, as I was afterward told by my friends, her features had settled into a strange placidity, undisturbed by the levelled gaze of a hundred eyes. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katherine Green What is this something? Let us follow the gaze of the half-dozen persons grouped in front of the tapestry hanging in the northern gallery, and see. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

F. Scott Fitzgerald Amory returned the gaze pointedly. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

They tell me thou art more beautiful than the marble images that are fairer than all human forms; but I have never dared to gaze steadfastly on thy face, that memory might compare thee with the rest. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

He knew how often his gaze had been fixed upon himself and the world in which he moved with exactly that same perplexity and sadness. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Algernon Blackwood Mrs. LeVallon dropped her eyes from mine, although the question in their penetrating gaze still lingered. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

He was obliged to drive slowly here, and Lady Eversleigh had ample leisure to gaze upwards at the dreary-looking ruin, whose walls seemed more densely black as they grew nearer and nearer. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Walter Scott His gaze rested for a moment on the portrait of Christian, and his imagination suggested that his dark features were illuminated by a smile of haughty triumph. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Oliver Goldsmith Her youth, health, and innocence, were still heightened by a complexion so transparent, and such an happy sensibility of look, as even age could not gaze on with indifference. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Leslie Stephen His state of mind is strictly analogous to that of some religious ascetics, who stimulate their contempt for the flesh by fixing their gaze upon decaying bodies. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Victor Hugo Suddenly, pushing him back, and holding him by both shoulders with her small claw-like hands, she stood up face to face with him, and began to gaze at him with a strange expression. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The whole of society, as it appeared to the subtle and penetrating gaze of La Bruyère, flows through its pages. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

H.P. Lovecraft I had no wish to gaze abroad, for I wanted to sleep; but the flutes tormented me, and I had to do or see something. The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Abraham Merri I heard a sigh from Ruth; wrested my gaze from the hollow; turned. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope In what light then must he have thought of that woman’s mother? And so, with saddened heart, but subdued anger, she continued to gaze through the window till all without was dusk and dark. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

He was going to have his desire because, on the threshold of his spiritual inheritance, he refused, or was unable, to turn his gaze away from this world. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

His gaze was fixed on the groom, and David read in it something at once deferential and exulting. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Arnold Bennett She tried not to stare at Mr. Scales, but her gaze would not leave him. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Meredith Skittish filly was among his phrases; but she had a bearing and a gaze that forbade the dip in the common gutter for wherewithal to paint the creature she was. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Edith Wharton What possible motive can you have for trying to interfere now?” Her gaze widened to a deeper wonder. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

I seemed to gaze into an ocean of infinite darkness. Across the Moors by W. F. Harvey

Jules Verne In colour it was a faint ultramarine blue, and possessed such wonderful transparency that one seemed to gaze down into fathomless depths. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Abraham Merri My gaze dropped to the foot of the cliffs. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Robin returned the gaze with one of wide-eyed innocence, not a shadow of a smile twinkling in his eyes or twitching at the corners of his mouth. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Virginia Woolf Her gaze passes straight to the mark, and we know precisely where, upon the map of human nature, that mark is. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Dora detached her gaze from the pictures and turned her back upon them; I saw the measure of precaution. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

I gaze into the darkness mute. Philip Vasilyevich’s Story by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing Two deep wrinkles, rippling in their course, had formed across his forehead, and his eyes widened in a gaze of complete abstraction at the farther shore. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

William Makepeace Thackeray So attired (and bidding Herr Moses a cordial farewell), young Otto was a gorgeous, a noble, a soul-inspiring boy to gaze on. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

Walter Scott They paused for a moment on the brow of a hill, to gaze on the unrivalled landscape which it presented. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Henry James His eyes only, at last, turned from her and resumed a little their gaze at the sea. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

H.P. Lovecraft More and more he would sit at his westward window and gaze at the distant hill and the black, frowning steeple shunned by the birds. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Lakamba, not quite convinced, sat for a long time with his gaze riveted on the dull embers. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Was, then, this famous trio to be found in the very house in which I had been myself living for a week or more? over my head in fact? I could not withdraw my gaze from the mysterious looking object. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Earnest was the gaze that scrutinised them as they emerged from behind the trunk of the cedar. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Walter Scott There was no seat accommodated him so well as the “bunker” at Woodend, and no face he loved so much to gaze on as Jeanie Deans’s. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

His gaze came back to the girl. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Arnold Bennett Then he said, fastening his gaze intensely on the table: “You know, father, what I should really like to be-I should like to be an architect. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

His face was darkened with the stormiest passions, and his gaze was fixed upon the Frenchwoman, who was standing with a look half-guilty, half-imploring, at a little distance. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Theodore Dreiser People turned in the halls, in the dining-rooms, and on the street to gaze at Jennie. “A stunning woman that man has with him,” was a frequent comment. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

H.P. Lovecraft I followed the gaze of one very fat and ugly frog, and saw the second of the things which drove my senses away. The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Hurriedly withdrawing her gaze from her cousin, she lifted her face to the jury, and I saw a gleam pass over it which brought back my early fancy of the pythoness. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

If I am right, you die!’ The stepmother turned her baleful gaze On him, and with hate her eyes did blaze As she rose to her feet. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Edith Wharton And that very morning he had been ordered to pick the melon, which was to be shown next day at the county fair, and to bring it in for Mr. Lenman to gaze on its blonde virginity. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

George Gissing What did you think of the way from Hollingford?” To this question she seemed to expect an answer, and Dyce, who was beginning to command himself, met her gaze steadily as he spoke. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Abraham Merri My gaze fell again upon the red brand. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Arnold Bennett Endowed though she was with rare privileges, as a faithful retainer, she would have been shocked and shamed had her gaze, improperly wandering, encountered the gaze of the master or the guest. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

William Hope Hodgson Slowly, the monster became plainer to me; and then, suddenly, my gaze sprang from it to something further off and higher among the crags. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton She continued to gaze at me with confidential blinks. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli Perhaps they are a little weary; perhaps they wish to gaze upon the sunset. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Tobias Smolle I gaze upon your beauty with ravishment; but I contemplate the graces of your soul with such awful veneration, that I tremble while I approach you, as if my vows were addressed to some superior being. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

James Joyce His heavy pitying gaze absorbed her news. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

At the edge of the wood they came upon something so mysterious that they stopped to gaze at it, before going up to it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Borrow The few people whom we saw appeared to gaze upon us in a singular manner. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Arthur Conan Doyle It has a very beautiful face, and is concentrating its gaze on me. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Jan Neruda Well — let him!” We truly did have enough to gaze at. Vampire by Jan Neruda

There was something terrible in the animal gaze which the half-mad creature cast upon her. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Lovingly he began to gaze on Lady Brunhild. Men bade the guests leave off their knightly games, for the king and his wife would go to bed. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Half-an-hour later Lady Kirkbank was in the drawing-room, where Mary had retired to the most shadowy corner, anxious to escape the gaze of the fashionable visitor. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton She remained standing, while her strange visitor continued to gaze at her with a perturbation in which the consciousness of indiscretion had evidently as yet no part. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Then Helene told her heart that she had known nothing of Henri. For a year she had seen him almost every day; he had lingered for hours and hours near her, to speak to her and gaze into her eyes. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

He had not that freedom of gaze acquired by the habit of society and the frequent meetings with strangers. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Arnold Bennett His pale, thin, distinguished face held her gaze as if by some fascination. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell She could not bear the gaze of pitying eyes; she could not bear even Victorine’s fierce sympathy. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

She took in at a glance the group of white-clad lancemen standing motionless in the shadow of the far-off end of the verandah, and her gaze rested curiously on the chief of that imposing cortege. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

William Makepeace Thackeray I would — I WOULD advance, if but to gaze upon her for a moment, and to bless her as she slept. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Thus was created for the picture an atmosphere, due rather to externals than to the artist’s brush, but through it the people seemed to gaze with more of admiration. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

James Joyce I continued to gaze towards the foot of the slope, listening to him. Dubliners by James Joyce

Arnold Bennett She turned her gaze away from the mirror, and saw Sarah’s grey head inadvertently nodding, as it always nodded. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Edith Wharton Undine, obedient to the challenge, continued to gaze at the pearls. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Like carved teak statues with footlong cigars stuck in their wooden faces, the two old creatures gazed at the ‘Ingaleikma’ as English yokels might gaze at a Zulu warrior in full regalia. Burmese Days by George Orwell

But a glance forward at the object of this universal gaze would have sufficed to shatter both hypotheses. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

James Joyce The shiny links, packed with forcemeat, fed his gaze and he breathed in tranquilly the lukewarm breath of cooked spicy pigs’ blood. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He shook his head without lifting his gaze from the fire. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

He could only gaze and gaze until his straining eyes filled with tears, and set the enchanted lights dancing in the dark. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Gaston Leroux My looks questioned Rouletabille, but his gaze was elsewhere. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Henry James But her awkwardness was as pretty as that of some angular seraph in a mediæval carving, and in her timid gaze there seemed to lurk the questioning gleam of childhood. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

John Galsworthy When she looked at him, which was seldom, except when he wasn’t aware, she was very careful to keep her gaze limpid. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

He bent his gaze on the ground between his feet, and entered into a meditation from which he would Only be released by admission or death. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

He was screened from the sight of the multitude by the draperies of the balustrade; but as he raised himself on his arm to give her flowers, Bruno’s gaze found him. Signa by Ouida

W. H. Hudson I could always quit them without regret to lie on the green sward, to gaze up into the trees or the blue sky, and speculate on all imaginable things. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Algernon Blackwood She put her hands up to gather in the hair at the back of her head, deftly tidying its disordered masses, and as she did so I felt her gaze draw my own with a force I could not resist. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Meredith They were unsure of being seen by the floating grey of eyes patient to gaze from their vast distance. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Bragelonne’s gaze was immediately fixed upon the interior of the room, which he recognized at once; and the impression which the sight of it produced upon him was torture. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Meredith On an afternoon of great heat I rode out for a gaze at the lake-palace, that I chose to fancy might be the last, foreseeing the possibility of one of my fits of movement coming on me before sunset. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He returned her gaze coldly, with just that slight touch of polite interest which a woman recognises as an insult. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Abraham Merri And Tibur’s eyes never left me, his hand on hammer in readiness to hurl and cripple if I tried to flee; nor did Yodin’s gaze leave me. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

We found that it meandered through a piece of open plain, splendidly grassed, and delightful to gaze upon. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Margaret Oliphant When he had put her in, he lingered, gazing at the face, now so troubled and downcast, with a delicious feeling that he had a right to gaze at her. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Causes for gay good cheer and laughter were swept away, leaving in their places black facts and needs to gaze at with hard eyes. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Not only is the range of vision a complete circle, but the crab seems able to concentrate its gaze upon any two given points instantly and automatically. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Kate Chopin He did not seem to mind what she did to him, only smiled, showing a faint gleam of white teeth, while he continued to gaze with narrowing eyes at the light through his glass of champagne. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Jules Verne From this elevated situation his gaze extended over all the southern portion of the island, from Claw Cape on the southeast, to Reptile End on the southwest. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Gustave Flauber Her gaze was less wandering, and shone with limpid fire. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Henry Handel Richardson He put one from him once, in a moment of disgust; and simultaneously felt the shift of her lowered gaze from it to his own slim, well-tended musician’s hands. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

The Marchesa bent her head; Fabrizio continued to gaze at her for some moments: he made a thorough study of that head loaded with diamonds; but his gaze expressed anger and disdain. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Benjamin Disraeli They made room for him at the fire between them; he sat in silence, with his gaze intently fixed upon the decaying embers, yet did not quit his hold of Lady Annabel’s hand. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Abraham Merri His gaze rested first on the shrine of the luminous gems, the pearls and pale moonstones, the milky curdled crystals. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Much more recently — indeed, within the last few months — the images of things to come are reflected on the space that I gaze into as clearly as in a glass. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Arnold Bennett The notion lived longer in the mind of Gerald than in that of Sophia; for Gerald would never look at a disturbing fact, whereas Sophia’s gaze was morbidly fascinated by such phenomena. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Theodore Dreiser At parting she turned a very melting gaze upon him, and at once he decided that if he could he would find her something. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton When other ladies were reading ‘Friendship’s Garland’ she chose Coleridge.” His gaze returned perplexed to her face. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

James Joyce He lifted his gaze from the idle shells to the old man’s stare. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Willa Cather Mrs. Wheeler was reading by the west window, looking away from her book now and then to gaze off at the grey sky and the muffled fields. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

It was a gaze that lasted while you might count four or five. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing But this evening he should speak with her, gaze upon her, for a long, long hour. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Guy de Maupassant As soon as he was outside of the garden, he stopped to gaze upon the plain all flooded with the caressing light, bathed in that tender, languishing charm of serene nights. Clair de lune by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

William Hope Hodgson And in a while, Mine Own to draw my gaze to the Mountains that the Gorge came through. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton Mrs. Ansell’s gaze lost itself in the depths of the empty tea-pot. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

I felt my gaze grow intense, and my flesh and bones literally freeze. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle Never can I forget the impression of those semi-circular rows, tier above tier, of haggard, wide-eyed faces with their horrified gaze all directed towards the central dais. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch When at length her gaze relaxed and she remembered and begged pardon (perhaps with a deprecatory laugh), you sighed; but whether on her account or yours it was impossible to say. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

I went back to my boat, made some coffee over a spirit-lamp, devoured a few biscuits, and stretched myself aft, to smoke and gaze at the stars. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

William Morris That I may kneel while up above you stand, And gaze at me, O holy Galahad, I, Lucy, am most glad. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

His gaze helplessly followed Celia and her candle about as she busied herself in the work of illumination. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle His eyes were very bright and their gaze so intense that you would think they projected somewhat, unless you saw him in profile. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells The Earthlings looked at one another and their gaze seemed to converge upon Mr. Cecil Burleigh. That statesman feigned to be unaware of the general expectation. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Signa withdrew his gaze from the sea with a sigh. Signa by Ouida

I loved to look into those eyes of hers without shifting my gaze and without blinking; they used to twinkle as she turned her head away and said very softly, almost in a whisper: “That will do. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Edith Wharton As she opened her letters she was conscious that Darrow’s gaze was fixed on her, and gradually it drew her eyes upward, and she drank deep of the passionate tenderness in his. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Henry James He addressed himself in his quest, however, only to vague quarters until he met again, as he so frequently and actively met it, the more than filial gaze of his intelligent little charge. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At such times she nearly always met the direct gaze of the young man at the next table. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

James Joyce His gaze brooded on his broadtoed boots, a buck’s castoffs, Nebeneinander. He counted the creases of rucked leather wherein another’s foot had nested warm. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

And still continuing to gaze thereon, I observed three separate emanations of light — the one of a pale red hue, the second of a pale azure, the third a silvery spark. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

George Meredith She opened them to gaze elsewhere. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The criminal, whom every one turned to gaze at, was no other than our old acquaintance, Agostino, the brigand. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Jules Verne Thalcave’s gaze was fixed intently on the horizon, and his face wore a puzzled expression. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Her gaze was fixed upon Nancy, with the same imploring aspect of appeal, as if she wanted something; her pale face was inexpressibly mournful. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Sometimes I used to gaze round the landscape and long — oh, how passionately! — for a couple of batteries of guns. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Ford Madox Ford His Lordship removed his gaze from the distant hills, and turned a cool, rather impertinent glance on her. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

James Joyce Solemn. Hamlet, I am thy father’s spirit Doomed for a certain time to walk the Earth. — Two apples a penny! Two for a penny! His gaze passed over the glazed apples serried on her stand. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

D. H. Lawrence At the first landing, she stood as she nearly always did, to gaze through the window that looked to the road and the bridge. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim I sit up in bed and gaze at her blankly. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Abraham Merri Ere he could fix gaze on the youth a man in sailor’s cap and tunic of mail had walked between the two, gripped the youth’s wrist, held him hidden behind him. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

W. W. Jacobs He tried to think, but the old man’s gaze sent all the ideas out of his head. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

As it circles over the blue water its gaze is fixed and intent. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Fanny Fern Ah, Ruth! gaze not so dotingly on those earnest eyes. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

He continued to gaze at the place where the vision had appeared, the while a novel and strange perception unfolded itself upon his mind. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

William Hope Hodgson My gaze flashed back to the — head. The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson

Jack London He did not change his position either, but continued to gaze down with a great curiosity. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

William Hope Hodgson Presently, I turned my gaze once more upon the island, which was very plain to see from where we stood. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

His gaze returned to the Stranger’s countenance. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

She walked away from the table and sat down again to gaze at him openly, steadily, without a smile. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

George Gissing He was laughing, laughing loudly; the voice was so unlike his that this alone would have caused Emily to gaze at him in astonishment. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Through the dusk she must have felt his intent gaze upon her; for he crouched there, fascinated, staring into the now obscured corner where she knelt. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Henry James She looked at him a moment in silence; he felt her gaze and, turning his eyes, saw her face, partly shadowed, with the aid of a street-lamp. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

H. Rider Haggard Presently we came to the first company, and were able to gaze in astonishment on the most magnificent set of warriors that I have ever seen. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Arnold Bennett Nevertheless he could not meet his auntie’s gaze without self-consciousness. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Arthur Machen He walked briskly up and down the room and tried to gaze steadily, indifferently, into his own face. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

George Gissing He looked at the other, and faced steadily the gaze that met his own. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Meredith On the contrary they seem to have a fish-like dependency of gaze on what is without, and show fishy depths, if any. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Edith Wharton She had to content herself with the gaze of admiration which she left in her wake along the pavement; but she was used to the homage of the streets and her vanity craved a choicer fare. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle With what wonder and admiration did I gaze at the sleek prancing steeds, the steel morions, the plumed hats of the officers, the scarfs and bandoliers. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

She raised her hand to her chin, cast her gaze down, and seemed to think as she waited. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Gissing He forced himself to meet her gaze steadily; the effort killed a smile. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing Then she began to gaze in quite other directions. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wings at my shoulder seem to play; But, rooted here, I stand and gaze On those bright steps that heavenward raise Their practicable way. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Ivan Turgenev Motionless eyes in a motionless face, and a gaze full of sadness. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Jack London She —” I saw the form of Mrs. Julian Jones stiffen, although she kept her gaze fixed balefully upon two mud-hens that were prowling along the lagoon shallows below us. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

For myself, sitting in the window-seat, my feet comfortably stretched out before me, and partially sheltered by the red curtains, I could only gaze at them both. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

He, on his part, met their gaze with a degree of fortitude, not to say assurance, which was more than a little surprising. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

I am not, I hope, insensible to the hunger-light in your eyes, but —” My father has never completed that sentence; what he mistook for hunger-light was simply the earnest gaze of the hypnotist. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

Not only did the man’s gaze linger upon Loxton’s face, but at the same time he looked, Larose thought, most unduly interested and curious. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

George Meredith He fixed his gaze on Dahlia, and the perfect refinement of her simplicity caused him to think that she might be aware of an inappropriateness in the contemplated union. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

George Gissing He continued to gaze at them, and to add slight touches first to one then to the other, until the early night closed in, and he could no longer see his work. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Edith Wharton Once he laughed, then he set his lips and continued to gaze into the fire. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Yet, so it was not — she was dead! How intensely I then longed to lie down beside her, to gaze till death should gather me to the same repose. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton He hung about, listening and waiting, and then mounted to the roof to gaze northward along the trail. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Rising slowly, she looked out, and with a rapidly softening gaze surveyed the forlorn creature before her. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I continued, at any rate, to gaze steadily into the glass, and now took note of two particulars that had escaped me. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Edith Wharton This young man, whose awkward bearing and long lava-hued face crowned with flamboyant hair contrasted oddly with his finical apparel, returned Odo’s look with a gaze of eager comprehension. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Edith Wharton I felt sorry to have missed a glimpse of this legendary figure; but my gaze had been enthralled by the lady, and now the couple had vanished in the crowd. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Charles Dickens Full of the interest and wonder which a cemetery lying out there, in the lonely sea, inspired, I turned to gaze upon it as it should recede in our path, when it was quickly shut out from my view. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Radclyffe Hall Only once, since her gaze had been fixed on the dead, had this woman turned it full on her daughter; and then her eyes had been changed into something accusing, ruthless, abominably cruel. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Now peeping out from the little coppice; now tramping quickly past the gate, as though she were starting off on a three-mile walk; now stealing to the back of the house, to gaze at the windows. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

George Gissing The gaze would have intoxicated most men; Wilfrid kept his calm smile. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Charles Dickens The window through which the landlord had concentrated his gaze upon vacancy was shaded, because the morning sun was hot and bright on the village street. Tom Tiddler’s Ground by Charles Dickens [1861]

She returned his gaze from unabashed dark eyes and then laughed, showing teeth white, sound, and smooth as split hazel-nuts. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

H. G. Wells I put it away immediately but his gaze followed my hand towards my pocket until it met the table edge and got into difficulties. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Sir Richard Burton And folk said to one another: “Halloo! Is our Sultan about to make an ape his Minister?” and came all agog crowding to gaze at me, and the town was astir and turned topsy-turvy on my account. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Elizabeth Gaskell Jem sat by the side of the bed, holding back the little curtain, and gazing as if he could never gaze his fill at the pale, wasted face, so marbled and so chiselled in its wan outline. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Arthur Conan Doyle The contrast, perhaps, has caused him to stop and gaze at it. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

G. K. Chesterton The man called James continued to gaze after him, a monocle screwed into his eye. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis Every time he heard a laugh he was sure that it was directed at him; and because he so uncomfortably looked away from the absent-minded gaze of fellow passengers he made them gaze the harder. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

It was a very pretty face and large eyes, still wet with tears, that looked up with an earnest wondering gaze at him from out the tiny blankets. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

To smell things and touch things, warm earth and flowers and grasses, and to stand and gaze where no one could see her, drinking it all in. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Ann Radcliffe The sounds recalled his scattered senses: he raised his eyes, and fixed them in long unsettled gaze upon hers. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]