look out

Definitions

  • "'Look out, Father, they are going to shoot you!'"
    "'Look out, Father, they are going to shoot you!'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v look out to protect someone's interests "A man's gotta look out for his family"
    • v look out be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful "Watch out for pickpockets!"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Willie looks out of the window, leaning on his hands on the ledge Willie looks out of the window, leaning on his hands on the ledge
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
Old Look-out House Broadstairs Old Look-out House Broadstairs
Look out, Princeton Look out, Princeton
LOOK OUT FOR MISTER BEE LOOK OUT FOR MISTER BEE
"LOOK OUT, NOT IN." "LOOK OUT, NOT IN."
Keep a look-out for the carriages Keep a look-out for the carriages

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a member of the spider family called the demodex folliculorum that lives at the root of people's eye lashes. It's harmless and normal.(so they claim) To look for them, grab a handful of your eyelashes and dunk them in warm water. They'll start swimming out. It is prevalent in nearly 100% of old people in the U.S.
    • Look out to watch: to select
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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.”
  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.”
  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “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.”
  • George Jean Nathan
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    “An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.”

Idioms

Look out for number one - If you look out for number one, you take care of yourself and your interests, rather than those of other people.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lócian, to look.

Usage

In literature:

I'll look round everywhere before I settle down; but I must look out not to spend too much money till I begin to make some.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
I'll look out for you.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
His voice was as sleepy as the drone of distant bees, and his dream-filmed eyes looked out through drooping lids.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
There had been another Rachel who used to sit in this chair looking out of the window.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Look out for a fine waking early in the morning.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
When morning broke, the look-out from the mast announced a fleet in sight to the south-east.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Looking out, we saw several similar habitations.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Laramie looked out and saw, through the open door, a horseman riding in leisurely fashion up from the creek.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
He does not say much to me, but you will have to look out for squalls.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
From the musty, dark parlor Martha looked out on the cemetery.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
He looked out to see if any harm had come to his mill.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
I will tell Adam of Master Harry's wish, and he will be on the look-out for him.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Deep distress looked out of Steve's steady eyes.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
You'll break the hearts of everyone who knows you by turning out a sensible woman if you don't look out.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
She moved to the south window with her work, and sewed or let the wind blow upon her face as she looked out.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Our skipper kept a sharp look-out for wrecks, numbers of which occur on this dangerous coast.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Catherine stood looking out across the valley towards the sunset.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He looked upon it as one of those profound pieces of policy for which he was always on the look-out from her.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He walked out to the lab building and sat down on the steps, looking out to sea.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
She sat down at a little distance and looked out of the window, rather sorrowfully.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

With scornful eye she looked downe,
Her cheeke with laughter swellin;
That all her friends cryd out amaine,
Unworthye Barbara Allen.
"Barbara Allen's Cruelty" by Thomas Percy
At fifteen I stopped scowling,
I desired my dust to be mingled with yours
Forever and forever and forever.
Why should I climb the look out?
"The River-Merchant's Wife" by Li Po
But would you walke a turne in Pauls?
Looke uppe; one little pane inroules
A fayrer temple: fling a stone
The Church is out o'the windowes throwne.
"On Fayrford Windowes" by William Strode
The songs have ceased,—and busy men
Are to their beds of silence creeping;
The pale, cold moon looks out again
On the tired world so softly sleeping.
"Autumn: Saturday Evening" by John Bowring
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
A little before the morning tide,
So fair upriseth the rim of the sun,
Queen Thyrre looked out of her window-side,
So grey is the sea when day is done.
"The King Of Denmark's Sons" by William Morris

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In science:

Such a replacement looks completely natural from the point of view of the correspondence pointed out in the end of preceding section, see Eq.(52).
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
So we are led to look out for stable syzygy bundles on the pro jective plane or more generally on a pro jective space.
Looking out for stable syzygy bundles
Within the present framework, the approach taken is to first implement them in a more ad-hoc way, and look for re-occurring structure that should be abstracted out while the prototype evolves.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
Not surprisingly, the look out for simpler problems that capture the basic essence of the original complex system gained momentum.
Directed polymers and Randomness
As it turns out also from measurements on a small-world topology with p = 0.01, synchronization in all of our measurements goes along with a distribution of shortest path lengths that looks Poissonian like, cf.
Synchronization of R{\"o}ssler Oscillators on Scale-free Topologies
Along with looking for its macroscopic manifestations, an important task is to find out how the discretization of the time is running on the quantum level, i.e. how it is incorporated in the quantum spectra.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
E or γ ∈]0, 1[ with E The proof of theorem 1.1 will start by looking separately at F (α, ω) − It turns out that hypothesis (H) will be used only to deal with the expectation.
Random series of functions and applications
At this point one must look again at equation (11) to notice that if we replace Mv by [f (z) fMv ] the mass evolution estimate f (z) is canceled out in that equation.
Differential Density Statistics of Galaxy Distribution and the Luminosity Function
Looking at the proof more closely, it turns out that we actually get that Γ(A(S )) is ˜E
The number of openly generated Boolean algebras
When a hit candidate is found, an embedded algorithm looks for patterns which point out the presence of another close hit within the hit being analyze.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
More exactly, we look at countable models and figure out properties of the quite generic models in Kℵ1 .
Abstract elementary classes near aleph_1
The big advantage of this construction is that the pro jection in direction of the true value ρ is not singled out as a “special” pro jection, we simply look at al l projections.
A Geometric Approach to Confidence Sets for Ratios: Fieller's Theorem, Generalizations, and Bootstrap
In the low-density limit (again looking at picture 2), this quantity is the average number of particles (out of N − 1) that survive at time t with a trap in the origin.
Random walk on a population of random walkers
In Sections 4 and 5 we set out the methods for applying the results in practice, and, finally, in Section 6 we perform simulated experiments to look at the actual performance of the algorithm.
Decentralized Search with Random Costs
But interesting information comes out when we look at the spectral rigidity plots.
How much random a random network is : a random matrix analysis
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