looking at


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n looking at 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"He looked wistfully at the pair of crutches." "He looked wistfully at the pair of crutches."
Three puppies look curiously at a tortoise Three puppies look curiously at a tortoise
The Prince looks over at the Princess The Prince looks over at the Princess
Signy, at the top of the tree, looks in at the window Signy, at the top of the tree, looks in at the window
The prince looks thoughtfully at the silent Dorani The prince looks thoughtfully at the silent Dorani
Agnes looked up at Mrs. Mittens Agnes looked up at Mrs. Mittens


  • John Berger
    “Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.”
  • Clement Greenberg
    Clement Greenberg
    “All profoundly original art looks ugly at first.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
    “Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”
  • David J. Schwartz
    “Look at things... as they can be.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.”
  • Paul Klee
    “When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.”


In literature:

He looked at her, then at Stanford, then back at her, and set himself to watch.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
That was when I saw him first; and looking at the poor boy at the inn I thought ...
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
At that moment a loud knock was heard at the back door; the friends looked at each other, and rushed down to the court.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
She looked at the star and at the Madonna, then at the little bunches of flowers, and at Lucrezia's candle.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
I fastened the sprigs at my belt, then looked up at the distant stars, since I could not yet bear to look at him.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Mina sat on the other side of the table looking at her, and after a moment's looking suddenly began to sob.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
He knew not how to look at a landscape nor at a sky.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
So she looked at me, a long and level look in which I could see neither love nor hate.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
It was confusing to look at someone and look at a different image of her.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Don looked at the boy curiously.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole

In poetry:

Look at yonder simple village,
With its church and peaceful tillage,
Seemingly so blest;
Mutual hate and mutual pillage
Truly tell the rest.
"Country Life" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
I've watched too late; the morn is near;
One look at God's broad silent sky!
Oh, hopes and wishes vainly dear,
How in your very strength ye die!
"The Waning Moon" by William Cullen Bryant
And often at our evening prayers,
With an absence I can understand,
I see him look at the vacant chairs,
And wipe his brow with his wrinkled hand.
"In War Time" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Skene looked at his pale young wife:—
'Is the time come?'—'The time is come!'—
Young, strong, and so full of life:
The agony struck them dumb.
"In The Round Tower At Jhansi" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.
"The More Loving One" by W H Auden
To happiness, endlessly. I wonder if
Anyone looked at me, forty years back,
And thought, That'll be the life;
No God any more, or sweating in the dark
"High Windows" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Free tour offers decision makers from Western New York and Southern Ontario a look at economic development highlights in Niagara County and first look at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
"Alber wanted the girls to look very, very cool," said makeup artist Pat McGrath, describing the look at Lanvin yesterday.
Women looking for a long-term relationship like men who like children _ and they can tell which guys might be interested in becoming fathers just by looking at their faces.
Bearcat coach Glen Drury might have peeled off at least two coats at halftime Friday as his team was looking at the wrong end of a 24-15 count against longtime rival Woodford County.
If you take a look at the big picture, things are definitely looking up.
What you're looking at is John Stewart, a salumist at work at one of his three businesses—Bovolo, Black Pig Meat Co. And Zazu Restaurant & Farm, all in Sonoma County.
Look at that, she said, grabbing a mannish flat from the shelf at Nordstrom Rack at the Mall of America.
Lester Miller looks at early results on his iPad at a reception for Republican supporters Tuesday at Sticky Fingers in Macon.
In this Nov 9, 2011, file photo, a tourist from Switzerland, looks at jewelry at a Michael Kors store while shopping at Dolphin Mall, in Miami.
A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, " Rooms With a View," looks at a group of early-19th-century painters who used the window as a vehicle to change how to look at the world.
How many times have you looked up at the moon in the sky, without a care for how it got there, or what's happened to it, you just look at it.
Group show examines what we look at when we look at landscapes.
Here's a look at the final nine competitors looking to win the 2012 World Series of Poker bracelet.
According to TMZ.com, the lovebirds are looking to buy a home together in Miami, and earlier this week, looked at four waterfront properties together.
I had to go back and look at how those girls were just, "sitting on air" or at least that qwhat it looked like.

In science:

We will expose the pairs of the partition in ”shells” starting from the root, and at each stage we look at the free half edges that are attached to the connected component around the root, identifying the second half of the edges connecting to the new shell of vertices around the root.
Regular trees in random regular graphs
Part of the analysis of the behavior of random walks in random environments can be done using the point of view of the particle: we consider the random walk X started at the origin and look at the random process describing the environment shifted by the position of the random walker i.e. we let ω (t) = τX (t)ω .
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
We use a fixed point technique and to this aim we look at a modified environment process, Γ0 , that is the Palm version of the process Γ, i.e. we assume that at time 0 it has a transition.
M/M/$\infty$ queues in semi-Markovian random environment
This is equivalent to looking at the approach of a particle pair, with conditions imposed on the velocity at the moment of crossing, rather than at a previous initial time.
Concentration fluctuations of large Stokes number particles in a one-dimensional random velocity field
The behaviour of the blow-Nash equivalence seems to be better understood by looking at arcs that cross the singularity at the origin.
Blow-Nash types of simple singularities