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thousand-yard stare

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Definition of thousand-yard stare in English:

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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  • His vacant thousand yard stare said it all.
  • Taylor's pretty gray now and has that thousand yard stare old cowboys get.
  • Realizing the implications of what he is doing, he stops abruptly, and a haunted, thousand-yard stare crosses his face.

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