"(The) hate stare"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 26 20:54:39 UTC 2008

This phrase appears to be missing from the OED.

John Howard Griffin
_Black Like Me_
Boston: Houghtin Mifflin, 1961
p.53 et seq.

"She ... glared at me with such loathing [that] I knew [that] I was
receiving what the Negroes call _"the hate stare."_


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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