stare

Stare \Stare\ (st[^a]r), v. t. To look earnestly at; to gaze at. [1913 Webster] I will stare him out of his wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster] {To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be undeniably evident. ``The law . . . stares them in the face whilst they are breaking it.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]