The 'stare' group
These verbs are concerned with looking. They are used with adjectives describing the expression or emotion of the person who is looking at something.
gaze stare watch look on
The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded one minute after launch. As the world looked on horrified, few realised that this was an inevitable accident that had been predicted by the designers for years.
Others cling to older children who stare wide-eyed at the scene unfolding before them.
She watched aghast as her drunken friend leapt on to an historic four-poster bed, setting off alarms and creating mayhem in a packed museum.
The following adjectives are used with these verbs. In addition, some adjectives from the lists in meaning groups 5 and 6 above, for example entranced and transfixed, can be used with these verbs.
aghast amazed appalled goggle-eyed horrified open-mouthed unseeing wide-eyed