Phrases with "gaze"

Thomas Hardy Her ascent of the crooked staircase was a slower process, and her face, as it rose into the light above the last stair, encountered the gaze of all the party assembled in the bedroom. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Ann Radcliffe La Luc continued to gaze on him in silent agony; at length he said, “Well, be it so. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

We are not left in doubt, when we read his books, as to whether his gaze was earthwards or to heaven’s distant lamps. Robert Louis Stevenson by E. Blantyre Simpson

Unconscious of the bearing of the thing, the mother’s gaze was, riveted on Rybin. He said something; she heard his voice, but the words did not reach the dark emptiness of her heart. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The count’s gaze was fixed upon the bed where lay Valerie’s body. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

I continued to gaze on the chair, and fancied I saw on it a pale, blue, misty outline of a human figure, but an outline so indistinct that I could only distrust my own vision. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

George Gissing It was the gaze of one who tries humbly to understand, and longs to sympathise. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle Still with the same singular gaze he looked from man to man. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Henry James What was in the girl was indeed too soft, too unknown for direct dealing; so that one could only gaze at it as at a picture, quite staying one’s own hand. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

But the appearance of water still was wanting; no signs of it, or of any basin or hollow that could hold it, met the gaze in any direction, This alone was wanting to turn a wilderness into a garden. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

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]

We continued to gaze at him with expectant eyes. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

James Joyce Their gaze began with a defiant note but was confused by what seemed a deliberate swoon of the pupil into the iris, revealing for an instant a temperament of great sensibility. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Gissing There was a moment’s silence; then, turning her gaze upon him, she said abruptly, in a harsh croak: “What are you waiting for?” Lashmar felt a cold touch along his spine. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

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]

I would give worlds, though we were apart, though oceans rolled between us, to know the hour in which thy gaze was lifted to the stars — in which thy heart poured itself in prayer. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Arthur Machen It will level utterly the solid wall of sense, and probably, for the first time since man was made, a spirit will gaze on a spirit-world. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Arnold Bennett She liked to feel him and to gaze at him, and to smell that faint, uncleanly odour of sweat that hung in his clothes. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Her gaze was interested, speculative, and a shade startled—merely a shade. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Frances Hodgson Burnett What she herself was thinking as she seemed to gaze at the sodden heather was a thing of piteous and helpless pain. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

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]

His beautiful, dark eyes, which had the trembling timidity of the eyes of a young girl, met the gaze of an enemy without flinching. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

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

Edith Wharton He continued to gaze up at the sad woman, who looked down on him with large full-orbed eyes, as if it were she who had just dropped her book and spectacles, and reascended to her frame as he came in. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Meredith She went to her window to gaze at the first colour along the grey. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Gissing As Jane entered the room he fixed his gaze upon her — a gaze that appeared to reveal worrying apprehension. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing The picture was a piece of coast-scenery in Norway, very grand, cold, desolate; not at all likely to hold the gaze of Academy visitors, but significant enough for the few who see with the imagination. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Being close behind her, I pressed forward too, and so it happened that I stood by her side when her gaze first fell upon her dead lover. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf Her gaze rested for a moment or two upon the rook. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

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

Look D’Artagnan; everybody is looking at her; and in spite of Bradshaw’s gaze she has not turned pale. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

George Meredith Fair Mother Earth lay on her back last night, To gaze her fill on Autumn’s sunset skies, When at a waving of the fallen light Sprang realms of rosy fruitage o’er her eyes. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

James Joyce Mr Bloom at gaze saw a lithe young man, clad in mourning, a wide hat. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Sir Richard Burton O happy eyes that sight thy charms, That gaze upon thee at their gree! Yea, of my purest wish and will The slave of Love I’ll aye be hight. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Edith Wharton Her lips trembled and her gaze widened with tears. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

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]

She had repulsed the doctor and thrown herself on the ground, leaning against the bed to gaze into her daughter’s face. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Washington Irving Fain would I pause to dwell upon the world of charms that burst upon the enraptured gaze of my hero, as he entered the state parlor of Van Tassel’s mansion. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

However, she was not long exposed to the searching gaze of the court and the trying embarrassments of her situation. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

It was as if the mist of centuries had lifted, and for once time-soiled mortals were permitted to gaze on a Garden of Eden free from danger and innocent of sin. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Edith Wharton A faint happiness stole over her face, but no recognition was possible, and she continued to gaze out steadily upon the throng below the balcony. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

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

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

Charles Dickens He followed this man’s gaze until it rested on himself, and heard him demand why he had not answered, but made him no reply. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Then I’d gaze at him reproachfully, SO, and butter wouldn’t have melted in his mouth. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

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

He followed her gaze and saw coming on the rough path above the Tarn a group of people. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

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]

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]

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

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

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

Then she turned to Cleves and gave him a direct look, which had in it the impersonal and searching gaze of a child. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Thomas Hardy At the door, without giving his name, he asked to see Mademoiselle V — and was shown into a little back parlour, where she came to him with a gaze of surprise. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Abraham Merri His gaze turned upon Yolara, rested upon O’Keefe, and instantly his face grew — dreadful — there is no other word than that for it. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Marjorie Bowen She could not take her gaze from her fearful visitor. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes sat silent for a few minutes with his fingertips still pressed together, his legs stretched out in front of him, and his gaze directed upward to the ceiling. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

The first thing upon which he fixed his gaze was this phantom standing erect by his bedside. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

His gaze lingered upon the graceful head, with its coronal of shining scarlet berries encircling smooth masses of blue-black hair. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

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]

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

Then she turned her grave gaze upon him. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

E. F. Benson They were not angry, they did not cry for justice, but the calm inexorable gaze of justice that must be done was there . The China Bowl by E. F. Benson

The gaze of the crowd had been long riveted on Arbaces: but not until the confusion which he had betrayed at the first charge of Sallust and the entrance of Calenus had subsided. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Edith Wharton They exchanged confused glances, and then, with one accord, turned a gaze of mingled relief and interrogation on their rescuer. Xingu by Edith Wharton [1916]

H. G. Wells I met her gaze for a moment, flinched, coloured, and laughed. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Edith Wharton He continued to return her gaze with the same tranquil eyes. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Abraham Merri His gaze wandered to my hair, and I saw amazement banish the hatred. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

The false swain must rejoice at losing sight of the memento of his sin, and Margaret would certainly pray with a freer heart, when she no longer shrunk from his gaze and that of his wife. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Andrew Lang So he mounted the stone steps that led to the battlements of the city, and stopped for a moment to gaze about him. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

They were received and placed on the raft by the gins, upon whom the feeble invalids appeared to gaze with much surprise. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Benjamin Disraeli O! Iduna, Iduna, best and dearest, we are once more together; once more I gaze upon that unrivalled form, and listen to the music of that matchless voice. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

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

For long they continued to gaze on the scene before them, and hearken anxiously to the rustle and tinkle of that miniature surf, or the more distant and loud reverberations from the outer coast. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anthony Trollope He had sat close at the table, with his gaze fixed on Cousin Henry’s face, as Cousin Henry had been well aware. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

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

Charles Dickens She looked into that sister’s eyes, so calm, serene, and cheerful, with a gaze in which affection, admiration, sorrow, wonder, almost veneration, were blended. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

It was happiness to lie at ease upon such a carpet and gaze upon such a scene, and it was happiness the more ecstatic to know that I was the first of a civilised race of men who had ever beheld it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

When he entered the reception-room, the first object which met his gaze was Louise herself, not simply on her knees, but lying at the foot of a large stone crucifix. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

While I watched, her eyes lifted to me a gaze more reproachful than haughty — more mournful than incensed. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Jules Verne Servadac and the count continued to gaze upon the earth with an eagerness that almost amounted to awe. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

As the hours slipped away she would gaze on them with grave and searching looks as they sat on each side of her crib. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Charles Dickens Norah was angry with herself for growing impatient of the length of time that long lingering gaze lasted. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

D. H. Lawrence Nevertheless my gaze disquieted him. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

She sailed on, with her head up, though it was turned occasionally to look at the face of Madame Vine, at the deep distressing blush which this gaze called into her cheeks. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Looking upon him, the other man’s bleak gray gaze shifted and fell. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells Nevertheless at times one finds an urgency to go out and gaze at those enigmatical immensities. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

That the woman whom he had thus carelessly dismissed to the ignominy of the public gaze was his wife, the detective did not doubt. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James M. Nioche’s gaze was a profession of moral flatness. The American by Henry James [1877]

Jules Verne It was then perfectly dark, and their gaze could not extend over a radius of two miles. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Having fastened his gaze upon a sparrow, a rattlesnake sprung open his spanning jaws, and invited her to enter. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Horace Walpole But could I gaze on thee, and remember thou art sprung from the tyrant Manfred! But he is thy father, and from this moment my injuries are buried in oblivion. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Radclyffe Hall Elizabeth turned her gaze away from the sky and looked at Joan. The girl was standing upright with her head a little back. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

William Cowper The statesman of the day, A pompous and slow-moving pageant, comes; Some shout him, and some hang upon his car To gaze in his eyes and bless him. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

George Meredith Mr. Whitford’s gaze revived her susceptibility, but not the old happy wondering. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Peter Ruff returned her gaze in blank amazement. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

She met his gaze defiantly, and he smiled meaningly at her. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

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]

Jack London Her gaze was unfaltering, but soft. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

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]

The man seemed about to advance still closer to the bed, and returned the occupant’s gaze with a fixed stare. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jacques Futrelle The diamond expert permitted his gaze to wander from one to another of the three men, and then the beady black eyes came to rest on the silent, outstretched figure of the old man. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Algernon Blackwood Next, seeking things more humanly comforting still, I fixed my gaze upon my nailed and muddy boots. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Gissing Sidwell’s gaze was one of fear and appeal. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

He turned his gaze from the swings toward Celia, to claim the sympathy he knew she would feel for him. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His gaze was a curiously intent one; his eyebrows were drawn together, his thin face seemed more saturnine than ever. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

H. Rider Haggard So we waited for ten minutes or more in the midst of a dead silence, but conscious that we were the object of the concentrated gaze of some eight thousand pairs of eyes. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton It seemed as little a part of her now as the finery of which his gaze contemptuously reckoned the cost. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Useless to gaze any longer into the impenetrable night. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

The minutes flew rapidly by, as if on wings, and as the king drew closer to Louise and bent his burning gaze upon her, a noise was suddenly heard in the ante-room. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle So, you see, it ain’t lost yet!” Headley Dean could but sit and listen and gaze at the wondrous gem. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

In that steady gaze which seemed impersonally to watch my madness I could detect a slight surprise, perhapsnothing more. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The cold steadiness of his visitor’s gaze utterly failed to disconcert him. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Virginia Woolf Isa thought her gaze was fixed because she saw God there, God on his throne. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Edith Wharton He stood in the doorway, his hard gaze upon her. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Turn to me, SULTANA—let me gaze on thy beauty. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Edith Wharton Her gaze turned from Wyant to the coals smouldering in the grate. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

D.H. Lawrence The latter gave no sign, but continued to gaze in the fire. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Lady Morgan Once it had risen on my gaze like the pharos to my haven of enjoyment; for never, until this sad moment, had I beheld it but with transport. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Henry James Mrs. Touchett’s little bright eyes, active as they usually were, sustained her gaze rather than returned it. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

But the consciousness of innocence scarcely sufficed to support him when the gaze of men no longer excited his haughty valor, and he was left to loneliness and silence. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Abraham Merri The white-faced priest’s gaze was far away. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

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]

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]

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

Anna Katherine Green It was as if he were again in gaze upon that image of youthful loveliness falling to the ground with the arrow of death in her heart. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Emily Dickinson I could not die with you, For one must wait To shut the other’s gaze down, — You could not. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Ramon turned his searching, quietly analytic gaze upon me. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

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]

Anthony Trollope As he did so he stood in the middle of the room, looking down upon her with a gaze under which she had often suffered, but which she did not in the least understand. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Dangerfield, humming his idle tune with a white and sharpening face, and a gaze that never swerved, extended his delicately-shaped fingers to the rope, and held it in his left hand. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

Elizabeth Gaskell The instant she awoke, her eyes were fixed on her mother’s face with a gaze as unflinching as if she were fascinated. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Algernon Blackwood The gaze fell full upon my own, the stately head inclined a little. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James Mrs. Gracedew, if she observed his emphasis, drew from it no deterrence; she only continued to cover Cora with a gaze that kept her well in the middle. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

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

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

Abraham Merri He met the black priest’s gaze squarely; smiled. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells His gaze rested for a fraction of a moment on the sandals. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Abraham Merri Again the reluctant memories stirred and fled and were forgotten as Kenton’s gaze fastened upon the woman. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

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

Charles Dickens I met his gaze unshrinkingly, eye to eye. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Gissing He met my look with a gaze of infinite pathos, and talked on while he wept. Christopherson by George Gissing

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

Henry James She stopped in front of them, smiling slightly, and then she rested her eyes upon Longueville. Their gaze at first was full and direct, but it expressed nothing more than civil curiosity. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Henry James It was the dead silence of our long gaze at such close quarters that gave the whole horror, huge as it was, its only note of the unnatural. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

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]

Anthony Trollope But O’Brien misunderstood the woman, and thought it necessary to gaze into her face, and sigh as though his heart were breaking. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

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

Arthur Morrison What’s your idea?” “Why,” answered Hewitt, still keeping his steadfast gaze on Hooker’s eyes, “I think it’s pretty late in the century to be fishing about for the Wedlake jewels. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Edith Wharton At the theatre her vivacity sank into a breathless hush, and she sat intent in her corner of their baignoire, with the gaze of a neophyte about to be initiated into the sacred mysteries. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The snake is so large that, when it goes out to walk, it looks like a high white tower, and can gaze over the tops of the trees. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Abraham Merri It was about a mile in its diameter, this hollow, as my gaze then measured it. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

George Meredith The gaze was sad in its thoughtfulness, such as our feelings translate of the light of evening. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

James Joyce Her hopes and visions were so intricate that she no longer saw the white pillows on which her gaze was fixed or remembered that she was waiting for anything. Dubliners by James Joyce

John Galsworthy Don’t you?” The words stirred something deep in Soames; but, far from giving it away, he continued to gaze at the white monkey. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

One listens to you who seems to be a spy!’ “My eyes followed those of the mask, and I observed a man who took no part in the conversation, but whose gaze was bent upon me. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

William Hope Hodgson Stubbins still continued to gaze at me. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

James Joyce As I did so I met the gaze of a pair of bottle-green eyes peering at me from under a twitching forehead. Dubliners by James Joyce

He bowed his head beneath the blow, and alone, hidden from the cruel gaze of the world, he resigned himself to his misery. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Robert Green Ingersoll She is the stone at the sepulcher of liberty; the upas tree in whose shade the intellect of man has withered; the gorgon beneath whose gaze the human heart has turned to stone. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Caroline Lamb At night, when in sleep, one image pursued her,—it was all lovely—all bright: it seemed to be clothed in the white garments of an angel; it was too resplendent for eyes to gaze on:—she awoke. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

How do you like your kitchen?’ Martha’s gaze wandered round the huge place, and once more she said, ‘Yes, mum. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

The ministers returned this fixed and perfunctory gaze with pale, set faces, only feebly masking the emotions which each new name stirred somewhere among them. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Henry James She met his gaze an instant, and then she went on. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

H. Rider Haggard Your spirit is in tune with things of light and air; it can float to the extremest heights of our mental atmosphere, and thence can almost gaze into the infinite beyond. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

He glanced pityingly at Viola. From her his gaze turned anxiously to the huge giant of a man with whom he was shortly to contend not only for continuance in office, but life itself. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Henry Handel Richardson His gaze was so insistent that she felt it, and raised her eyes. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

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

Ann Radcliffe La Motte continued to gaze on her in silent expectation, and at length desired her to proceed and explain her meaning. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Marjorie Bowen Her gaze concentrated on the long couch with gold-scrolled back, set in the wall behind looped draperies, covered with silk pillows and cashmere shawls. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Henry James He met her gaze a moment; then he turned round to the fire and for another moment looked into it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Yet, thanks to the unchangeable sea I could have given myself up to the illusion of a revised past, had it not been for the periodical transit across my gaze of a German passenger. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

George Gissing He wished to gaze steadily at the girl’s face, and connect past with present; to revive his memory of six years ago, and convince himself that such development was possible. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing Clam looked at him, without speaking; kept her gaze on him; then she said in a thick voice: ‘There’s many a true word said in joke. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Henry James Gordon Wright stood there, looking at him — with a gaze which Bernard returned for a moment before bidding him to come in. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle He sat with a pale, drawn face, his anxious gaze fixed upon Holmes, and his thin hands clasped convulsively together. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

He approached her slowly, and still silent; but his gaze seemed to grow more earliest and mournful as he advanced. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Henry David Thoreau Nuttall mentions that “The ancients, particularly Aristotle, pretended that the ospreys taught their young to gaze at the sun, and those who were unable to do so were destroyed. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

He advanced still nearer to gaze on her as she spoke. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Once again they are meeting; and the gaze of armies is upon them. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

There was no sentimental softening; but her gaze was such as I once saw the same proud and handsome face turn upon the dead — pale, exquisite, perhaps a little stern. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Gustave Flauber Her eyes seemed to gaze far beyond terrestrial space. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

William Makepeace Thackeray You would not, my dear brother cockney from Tooley Street? No, those brilliant eyes of thine were never meant to gaze at anything less bright than the sun. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle His gaze generally began and ended, however, somewhere in the direction of the bull. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins He let her take his hand, but he seemed purposely to avoid meeting the anxious gaze she fixed on him. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Edith Wharton As she continued to gaze at it, she felt the glitter of the visions mounting to her brain, and after a while she lifted the lid of the desk and slipped the magic formula out of sight. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

This probably made him speechless for so long, and after returning his gaze she flung the burning torch with a wide sweep of the arm into the river. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

William Cowper They gaze upon the links that hold them fast With eyes of anguish, execrate their lot, Then shake them in despair, and dance again. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Nathaniel Hawthorne They hung side by side, separated by a narrow panel, appearing to eye each other constantly, yet always returning the gaze of the spectator. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Jules Verne At sunrise all were on the shore at the extremity of the promontory, and their gaze was directed towards the horizon, of which two-thirds of the circumference were visible. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope It was a bonny, handsome face for a woman to gaze on, and there was much kindness in hers as she smiled on him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

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

Doctor McKirdy followed her gaze with softened melancholy eyes. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

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

George Gissing She regarded him with a gaze of deep curiosity. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Edith Wharton Betton’s gaze descended from the cornice. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Marjorie Bowen Looking at her my lord changed in voice, in mien, in expression, and a part of him that no other had ever seen was hers to gaze on. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]