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 for stared
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  stare \stare\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. stared (st[^a]rd); p. pr. &
     vb. n. staring.] [AS. starian; akin to LG. & D. staren,
     OHG. star[=e]n, G. starren, Icel. stara; cf. Icel. stira,
     Dan. stirre, Sw. stirra, and G. starr stiff, rigid, fixed,
     Gr. stereo`s solid (E. stereo-), Skr. sthira firm, strong.
     [root]166. Cf. Sterile.]
     1. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear,
        wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest
        and prolonged gaze on some object.
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              For ever upon the ground I see thee stare.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence,
        color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors.
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     3. To stand out; to project; to bristle. [Obs.]
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              Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare. --Shak.
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              Take off all the staring straws and jags in the
              hive.                                 --Mortimer.
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     Syn: To gaze; to look earnestly. See Gaze.
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