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    #1

    Smile gaze/stare at me like that

    Don't stare at me like that--it makes me uncomfortable.



    I doubt if I could replace stare at with gaze/peer at without making a change in meaning. Thanks.


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    Re: gaze/stare at me like that

    You could use either. They are both weaker in intensity than stare which implies a hard and deliberate action.

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    Re: gaze/stare at me like that

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You could use either. They are both weaker in intensity than stare which implies a hard and deliberate action.
    Thanks, Anglika, for your reply.
    For the sake of clarity, would you mind giving a few samples of gaze/peer at so that I can compare their differences? Thanks again.

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    Re: gaze/stare at me like that

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Anglika, for your reply.
    For the sake of clarity, would you mind giving a few samples of gaze/peer at so that I can compare their differences? Thanks again.
    1. I was annoyed when he opened the door and peered into my room.
    2. We sat together and gazed into the stars.
    Peer > when you look with scrutiny/curiosity
    Gaze > fix your eyes with a steady and intent look

    P.S I am not a teacher.

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