Definition of thousand-yard stare in English:

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thousand-yard stare

noun

A vacant or unfocused gaze into the distance, seen as characteristic of a war-weary or traumatized soldier: on every bench and wall sit silent hunched figures with thousand-yard stares
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  • Realizing the implications of what he is doing, he stops abruptly, and a haunted, thousand-yard stare crosses his face.
  • On every bench and wall sit silent, hunched figures with thousand-yard stares.
  • My face looked like one of those "thousand-yard stare" photos from Vietnam.
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