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“Look” vs “stare” both refer to actions involving vision, but they have different connotations and levels of intensity:

Look:

“Look” generally implies a brief or casual glance at something.

It can suggest a general interest or curiosity about something.

Examples: 

  1. She took a moment to look around the bustling market, taking in the vibrant colors and diverse array of products.
  2. James looked up at the night sky, marveling at the twinkling stars scattered across the darkness.
  3. As they walked through the forest, they couldn’t help but look at the intricate patterns formed by the sunlight filtering through the leaves.

Stare” typically suggests a prolonged and intense gaze at something or someone.

It often implies a fixed, unblinking focus on the object of attention.

Examples:

  1. The portrait on the wall seemed to stare back at them with its piercing eyes, unnerving the visitors.
  2. Despite his efforts to avoid it, John felt the eyes of the stranger sitting across from him on the train staring at him intently.
  3. The teacher fixed a stern stare on the misbehaving student, silently conveying her disapproval.

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who can tell the difference between looking and staring? 

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