looking

Definitions

  • the Mastabat-el-faraun, Looking Towards The West Façade
    the Mastabat-el-faraun, Looking Towards The West Façade
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj looking appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms "left their clothes dirty looking","a most disagreeable looking character","angry-looking","liquid-looking","severe-looking policemen on noble horses","fine-sounding phrases","taken in by high-sounding talk"
    • n looking the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually "he went out to have a look","his look was fixed on her eyes","he gave it a good looking at","his camera does his looking for him"
    • n looking the act of searching visually
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Looking towards Dorking from Westcott Looking towards Dorking from Westcott
WHICH LOOKS THE MOST RIDICULOUS WHICH LOOKS THE MOST RIDICULOUS
"How sweet she would look!" "How sweet she would look!"
Looking in the window Looking in the window
Look out, Princeton Look out, Princeton
The prince looks thoughtfully at the silent Dorani The prince looks thoughtfully at the silent Dorani
A kitten looks round from a window, while the moon shines outside A kitten looks round from a window, while the moon shines outside
She is a Nice, Warm-looking Girl 085 She is a Nice, Warm-looking Girl 085

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baseball is the only sport that looks backwards in a mirror.
    • a Looking Having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc.
    • Looking The act of one who looks; a glance.
    • Looking The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance; face. "All dreary was his cheer and his looking ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Alaska it is against the laww to look at a moose from an airplane.
    • n looking Appearance; aspect; countenance.
    • n looking Glance of the eye; regard.
    • n looking Search or searching: as, a careful looking for names and dates.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lovebirds are small parakeets who live in pairs. Male and female lovebirds look alike, but most other male birds have brighter colors than the females.
    • Looking seeing: search or searching
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Quotations

  • Mortimer Collins
    Mortimer Collins
    “A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.”
  • Robert C. Edwards
    Robert C. Edwards
    “You are only what you are when no one is looking.”
  • Francis Thompson
    Francis Thompson
    “Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven.”
  • Ernest Bevin
    Ernest Bevin
    “Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.”
  • Eden Phillpotts
    Eden Phillpotts
    “We always think every other man's job is easier than our own. The better he does it, the easier it looks.”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.”

Idioms

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth - This means that if you are given something, a present or a chance, you should not waste it by being too critical or examining it too closely.
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Look after number 1 - You are number one, so this idiom means that you should think about yourself first, rather than worrying about other people.
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Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves - (UK) If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves, meaning that if someone takes care not to waste small amounts of money, they will accumulate capital. ('Look after the pence and the pounds will look after themselves' is an alternative form of this idiom.)
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Look before you leap - This idiom means that you should think carefully about the possible results or consequences before doing something.
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Look on the bright side - If you look on the bright side, you try to see things in an optimistic way, especially when something has gone wrong.
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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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Look what the cat dragged in - This idiom is used when someone arrives somewhere looking a mess or flustered and bothered.
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Looks like we're the last dogs hung - When you are the last people left in the hall after an event. You look around and say..."looks like we're the last dogs hung."
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

She did not speak a word, but looked as he was looking.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
She sat looking straight before her into vacancy, with a hard, despairing look in her dark, deep eyes.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
The other boys danced well, but Gaspare outdid them all, for they only looked gay while he looked mad with joy.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
She looked up quickly to encounter that odd look.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
She looked at her husband almost as a cowed but still affectionate animal might look towards a stern master.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He did not look at her with any such look as West had given every time he spoke to her.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
She kept looking at me, and I looked at her for a minute or more without speaking.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
He looked rather grim, but he also looked like a very much relieved man.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
I looked as one might look on a vision, scarce able to believe it real.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Look at Pluto looking at that rent in your shoe!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
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In poetry:

Read by the wayside, read by the brook,
That this is the passion of the year;
Look at the fields, look at the woods,
Look upon me, and—draw near!
"August" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
And I looked back, and, looking, felt
This manhood, with its rougher strife,
Pass, as the summer mists, and melt
In that clear light of earlier life.
"A Day Dream On The Rail" by Alexander Anderson
Look on the Past,— a dream, a dream
Of saddening thoughts and cloudy things;
Look at the Future,— does it seem
Less than a Fate with folded wings?
"Eheu! Fugaces" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
List not to the whispering treason,
Misgivings that make thee to start.
Look not through the cold eyes of reason
Through thy wild eyes look, O my heart.
"The Afterglow" by Manmohan Ghose
"Yea—but await awhile!" he cried. "Ho-ho!—
Look now aloft and see!"
I looked. There, too, sat night: Heaven's radiant show
Had gone. Then chuckled he.
"A Meeting With Despair" by Thomas Hardy
Ah! friend, ’tis but a short-lived trance,
Dispell’d by one enchanting glance;
She need but look, and, I confess,
Those looks completely curse or bless.
""To fix her!—’twere a task as vain"" by Tobias Smollett

In news:

If you are looking for a great pork tenderloin recipe, look no further.
Look around the Washington area and you'll see prefabs , except of course you won't, because when finished they look like regular houses.
As we looked out on the empty amphetheatre there was no way that we could imagine what it would look like in just a few hours, when it would come alive and overflow with rockers.
One looking like the poised veteran and the other looking like the fire-balling pitcher she is on the mound.
Well, not only does it make the hotel look, well, dumb to guests, in this day and age, it also makes it look dumb all over the Internet.
Here, we take a look back at some of her most talked-about looks.
Ok, we've looked at the negative and listed some of the worst calls the Razorbacks have experienced, now let's look at some of the most dramatic finishes.
first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step…finally she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door…she went to look at the shell—but looked with the greatest astonishment.
When looking for the right fit with a new lender look for someone who is there for you.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the Continuous Look, Attack Management Program forPredator (CLAMP).
Art is nothing if not revisionist in that it demands that we look, and then look again.
If you are graduating from high school or college, and are looking for your first full-time job, look here.
It's like looking in the mirror when you hit 30: you still see an 18-year-old looking back at you.
If you're looking for an easy-care ornamental grass for summer, autumn, and winter interest, look no further than switchgrass .
Look Out, Tanking Restaurants: Gordon Ramsay Is Looking at Westchester.
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In science:

Glueball masses are obtained e.g. by looking for particle poles in correlators hOOi.
Large N field theories from superstrings
Let’s call the internal direction in which the Alice flux ’points’ the ’1’ direction, so if one is looking for topological stable fluxes one needs to have x1 = 0, as argued before.
Simple models with Alice fluxes
If we take m(x) = m, then, looking at the zero energy Green’s function, the point m = 0 is a critical point.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
Working memory: Looking back and looking forward.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Before looking at Dε (t) let us have a look at bipartite entanglement.
Many body localization in Heisenberg XXZ magnet in a random field
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