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  • v  look with amazement; look stupidly

  • Trying not to gawp, a well mannered crowd at the British Industries Fair in London last week followed a distinguished party of visitors at a discreet distance.
  • If your means are more constrained, no matter: you can still gawp at the stunning craft on display.
  • Now, thanks to a recent government crack-down on crime and corruption, tourists are trickling back to Colombia's capital to gawp at the treasures firsthand.
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  • How Starbucks Will Profit From Posting Its Calorie Counts
    In Seattle, the birthplace of Starbucks, and in health-obsessed New York, java junkies have been privy to calorie counts on menu boards for years. This Tuesday, the rest of the country will have the opportunity to gawp open-mouthed at the sheer number of calories in a Mocha Frappuccino (400, incidentally) when the coffee chain posts these figures in every store nationwide.
    June 24, 2013 - Forbes

  • Crystal Renn in
    Renn says that while "crazy town still loves to gawp at the ultra-slim" there is a growing appetite in the fashion world for "the natural shapes a woman's body takes when it's not being deprived of food".
  • Jemima Khan in Times of India
    To which Jemima said: "I put her straight, 'He came to gawp at you again, Ma'am.' She nodded wearily."
  • Rhodri Morgan in
    Today, New Labour strikes me a little bit like the Venus de Milo [statue] - you have to gawp with admiration at its quality and brilliance but it is indisputably incomplete and showing more than a few signs of its age,Mr Morgan said....

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