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    At gaze


    Does at gaze mean face to face in the context below?

    "It was about half-past three on an August afternoon when I found myself for the first time looking down upon All Hallows. And at glimpse of it, fatigue and vexation passed away. I stood 'at gaze', as the old phrase goes--like the two children of Israel sent in to spy out the Promised Land. How often the imagined transcends the real. Not so All Hallows. Having at last reached the end of my journey--flies, dust, heat, wind--having at last come limping out upon the green sea-bluff beneath which lay its walls--I confess the actuality excelled my feeble dreams of it."

    All Hallows, Walter de la Mare, 191?

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    Re: At gaze

    It means with a long, fixed look.
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    Re: At gaze

    There's a general kind of hunting dog, including whippets and greyhounds, called gazehounds . They stand 'at gaze' until they decide the timn is right to start chasing the prey.

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    Re: At gaze

    These dogs are also called sighthounds.

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