Difference: Gaze - Glare - Glance - Peep - Stare
Gaze — a steady intent look especially in admiration, surprise, or thought.
- She was standing on the balcony gazing out at the sunset.
- He could gaze at her face all day long, so in love that he could hardly take his eyes off of her.
- The doting young mother would gaze into her baby’s eyes all day long.
- The drill sergeant’s steel gaze scared almost everyone he set his eyes upon.
- When window shopping, I usually gaze at the shoes and purses in the store window for at least half an hour.
Glare — a fierce angry unfriendly stare.
- When myhusband angrily glared at me it was my first clue that he was really upset about something.
- Even though I was surprised when my boss was glaring sternly at me, I tried to avoid her stare and continue working.
- The frenemies continued to stare at each other at the lunch table, both refusing to give up glaring.
- He didn't shout, he just glared at me silently.
- Glaring at him the old woman got even more irrupted.
Glance — a quick look.
- As she glanced down the list, she saw that she had left out a name.
- Glancing at the clock she saw that she was late.
- I never even glance at the political page of a daily paper.
- The child glanced at his mother to see if she was watching him as he took another cookie.
- Glancing over at his girlfriend, he smiled at her.
Peep — a quick and furtive look.
- His door was ajar and she couldn't resist peeping in.
- She was tempted to peep at the letter.
- Peeping inside the treasure chest the child was disappointed.
- To see if he was asleep in his crib, the infant’s mother peeped now and then at the baby monitor.
- Peep inside the freezer to see if we have any chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla ice cream left.
Stare — a long fixed look at someone or something with one's eyes wide open.
- The unhappy student stared at the test as he had studied the wrong material.
- The man stared at the woman until she turned away in embarrassment.
- Their teenage daughter is always afraid that people are staring at her, and laughing at her clothing or hair.
- The secretary stared at her computer screen, wondering what to do next.
- The children sat and stared at the television for an hour.
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