To look out

Definitions

  • "'Look out, Father, they are going to shoot you!'"
    "'Look out, Father, they are going to shoot you!'"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To look out to be on the watch; to be careful; as, the seaman looks out for breakers.
    • To look out to seek for; to search out; as, prudent persons look out associates of good reputation.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A boy sits on a rock, looking out to sea A boy sits on a rock, looking out to sea
Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship

Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.”
  • Edward De Bono
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    “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
  • Zig Ziglar
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    “If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.”
  • Woody Allen
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    “I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.”
  • George Jean Nathan
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    “An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.”

Usage

In literature:

Old Hopley's on the look-out for me, and if I was to shoot that there bird, he'd swear it was a fezzan.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
I want four strong men to row, and one in the stern to look out; and that one is Mr Burgess.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
We shall have to look out then and have our guns ready.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
We cannot stop to look out for rocks ahead, and must run all risks.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
We had first, however, to look out for a bed of rushes to form the chief part of the intended construction.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Denis therefore crawled out of the hut to look about him.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jack had been twice on shore to look out for Tom, and had returned saying that he could not persuade him to come on board.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
After camping, the first thing they had to do was to look out for food.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Uncle Denis remained a bachelor, although, when urged by my mother, he sometimes talked of going eastward to look out for a wife.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
Harry now told me to go forward to assist the other men on the look-out.
"The Cruise of the Dainty" by William H. G. Kingston
Manning a boat, I pulled up to Halifax to look out for the prize agent, into whose hands I was to deliver the sloop.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
As the day advanced we began to look out for the runaways, although the lieutenant was of opinion that they must be still some way ahead of us.
"In the Rocky Mountains" by W. H. G. Kingston
Daylight came, and the lieutenant went himself to the roof of the house to look out, but could see no friendly band coming to their relief.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
At last I asked Tom if he thought I could venture to go and look out for Larry.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
All you've to do is to follow the setting sun going, and to look out for him rising when coming back.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were now able to venture close enough to the reef to look out for a safe opening.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
My first care was to look out for the lugger, to avoid her.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
He will know how to look out for himself, very soon.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
Magdalena stood for some time looking out over the darkening bay, at the white mist riding in to hang before the mountains beyond.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
There was plenty of time to eat supper after it came, for Dolores was compelled to look out for her own.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
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In poetry:

There was a look of horror flashed
From out the tutor's eyes;
When all around him rose to pray,
The stranger did not rise!
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But hum, a-hum! I am mighty dumb,--
Who'd look at me then so kindly?
I'm a silly dullard--a-hum, a-hum!
To think the thing out so blindly.
"The Old Mountain Troll" by Gustaf Froding
And I look past her out the glass
Where young Today goes to and fro . . .
But all she sees was past a change
A changeless fifty years ago.
"Three Studies From A Portrait" by Margaret Widdemer
There, where his breezy hills of home
Look out upon his sail-white seas,
The sounds of winds and waters come,
And shape themselves to words like these.
"Rantoul" by John Greenleaf Whittier
While the things that were always nearer,
The things that you thought were small;
Seemed to stand out grander and clearer.
As you looked from the mountain wall.
"The Time to Decide" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Still, silent, dark,in vain the ear would catch
A note of comfort whispered on the air,
Helpless, alone,the eye looks out in vain
For one to wipe the solitary tear.
"A Hymn In Sickness" by Caroline Fry

In news:

Look like a fun place to hang out.
While looking through material about the television awards, I was surprised to find out which show STILL reigns supreme.
A nice alternative for those who are looking for a port of entry into the collector car hobby, but wishing to stand out in the crowded fields of GM, Ford, and Chrysler-controlled trademarks.
He was looking for a way to get out of the agriculture industry when he decided to join the US Navy in the late 1930s.
One may be looking to get out.
Viz art shows to look out for: SF's Jay Howell co-runs mt st.
Labor Union Trains Volunteers To Look Out For 'Shenanigans' At The Polls.
"I just think it's easier and quicker," I replied, turning away from her to look out the car window.
"We don't want people to be sitting on long bus rides looking out the windshield and wondering how much longer it will be before they get there," said Jerry.
The Reformed Broker is looking for a few good men, or women, to fill out the "Investing Mount Rushmore ".
And now, three months later, it looks like the 19-year-old is down to try out the vibrant look for longer than a hot second.
OAAA looks for ways to boost out-of-home's share of overall ad spend.
Two state agencies are warning seniors to watch out for investment pitches tempting consumers to look beyond Wall Street for profits.
Operators look to natural meat and meat alternatives to stand out from competitors.
But of the two men seeking the presidency , only one can be trusted to look out for all Americans as these tough choices are made.
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In science:

Observe next that BFS does not condition the edges between the leaves Xi , Yi of the trees bTxi and bTyi . I.e., we do not need to look at these edges in order to carry out our construction.
Rainbow Connectivity of Sparse Random Graphs
To see what a typical pattern of such charge spectra looks like, it will suffice to work out the representation for some charge.
Pseudo-Unitary Dynamics of Free Relativistic Quantum Mechanical Twofold Systems
It turns out it is enough to look at the outcome of X on the two subsets Ig and Jg of Z in order to decide whether the last equation is true or not.
A Stationary, Mixing and Perturbative Counterexample to the 0-1-law for Random Walk in Random Environment in Two Dimensions
Looking at the proof, it turns out that the constant C in the Lemma ultimately depends on the constant in Lemma 15, hence it can be taken to be arbitrarily small as r → 0 when α = 2.
Random walks in Euclidean space
Kepler team, but we chose to point it out as it looks quite problems-free, despite the low formal error.
An Independent Planet Search In The Kepler Dataset. I. A hundred new candidates and revised KOIs
The low value of u and high value of q were necessary in order to keep the graph from looking like a delta function, which is what a zoomed-out pdf of larger, more practically realistic, values of u appears to be.
Analysis of Trim Commands on Overprovisioning and Write Amplification in Solid State Drives
HR is unable to get out of the corner while the behavior of BW points after a few iterations looks like for uniformly distributed points.
Random sampling: Billiard Walk algorithm
When there are abundant look-ahead information available, both CHASE and RHC achieve good performance and it is less critical to carry out sophisticated algorithm design.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
In other words, the observable A has some of the properties that we are looking for when we construct quantities that suppress the effects of correlations while bringing out the dependences on the single–nucleon form factors; however, this particular observable appears not to be entirely optimal.
Parity-Violating Electron Scattering from the Pion-Correlated Relativistic Fermi Gas
However, when one looks at the database of real proteins, it turns out that the situation is not so clear cut: there is a substantial probability (∼ 35%) to find a hydrophobic residue on the surface of a protein, or to find a hydrophilic one buried inside.
Protein folding and heteropolymers
The recipe for calculating multiscale correlations will be the following: first, apply the multiplicative guess for the leading contribution and look for geometrical constraints in order to find out sub-leading terms.
Multiscale velocity correlations in turbulence
Second, in all cases where the leading multiplicative contribution vanishes because of underlying symmetries, look directly for the geometrical constraints and find out what is the leading contribution applying the multiplicative random approximation to all, non-vanishing, terms in the WI.
Multiscale velocity correlations in turbulence
The following crucial observation allows us to do this: At the next step of the RG, one would have looked for all the bonds in this renormalized problem that have J ⊥ in the range (Ωω , Ωω − dΩ) and formed singlets out of the corresponding pairs of spins.
Dynamics and Transport in Random Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains
To obtain a random sample, CFTP “figures out” what state the Markov chain is in at a given time, by looking at a finite but unbounded number of randomizing operations used prior to that time.
How to Couple from the Past Using a Read-Once Source of Randomness
The idea is to map out the spectral functions of the vector meson as a function of invariant mass and look for the “dropping mass” effect below the free-space peak.
Baryons and Vector Dominance in Holographic Dual QCD
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