• WordNet 3.6
    • n outlook the act of looking out
    • n outlook belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    • n outlook a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outlook One who looks out; also, the place from which one looks out; a watchower.
    • Outlook The act of looking out; watch.
    • Outlook The likely outcome, such as is indicated by the present situation; prospects; prognosis; as, the outlook is grim.
    • Outlook The point of view or attitude of a person; as, one's outlook on life is affected by illness.
    • Outlook The view obtained by one looking out; scope of vision; sight; appearance. "Applause
      Which owes to man's short outlook all its charms."
    • Outlook To face down; to outstare. "To outlook conquest, and to win renown."
    • Outlook To inspect throughly; to select.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outlook To look out; select.
    • outlook To face or confront bravely; overcome as by bolder looks or greater courage; hence, in general, to overcome.
    • n outlook The act of looking out or watching for any object; vigilant watch: as, to be on the outlook for something.
    • n outlook The place from which an observer looks out or watches for anything; a watch-tower; a lookout.
    • n outlook The distance to which, under given circumstances, vision extends in searching or watching; extent of unobstructed vision; hence, power of foresight; breadth of view.
    • n outlook That which is perceived by the eye on looking forth; a view; a scene; hence, that which is looked forward to; a prospect: used literally and figuratively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outlook owt′lōōk vigilant watch: view obtained by looking out: prospect, or (fig.) one's prospects: a watch-tower
    • v.t Outlook to face courageously
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  • Billy Martin
    Billy Martin
    “Most people miss the great part mental outlook plays in this game.”
  • John Ruskin
    “Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.”
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    “Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Faith makes: The uplook good, the outlook bright, the future glorious.”
  • Alexander Herzen
    “I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.”


In literature:

It was not yet in a flourishing condition and its outlook while hopeful was not wholly auspicious.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
The outlook did not appear so bad.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
The depressing outlook was in keeping with his own state of mind.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
I've an old maid's ways and outlooks and habits.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
Slowly, very slowly, the outlook brightened; a whole range of new emotions opened before him.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The trouble is the limitation of experience and outlook imposed by fate upon each individual.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
It was a dismal outlook.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
What was their outlook?
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
It is almost surrounded by buildings, so that no outlook of any kind is to be had.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
Officers and men came from the same place, enjoyed the same interests and possessed the same outlook.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst

In poetry:

Farewell, my friend! oh, could I say,
My love, my own, to you,
My outlook on this dreary world
Would have a brighter hue.
"Farewell" by Thomas Frederick Young
Heigh, ho! But a man grows weary,
Time flies; and the outlook's dreary,
What care we for argument
When bread alone can bring content?"
"Heigh, Ho!" by C J Dennis
Where the oak fell, a great road leads away,
Across the country to the door of day,
To find no ending where the sky begins:—
What the oak knew our larger outlook wins.
"The Fallen Oak" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Shrewd is our bird; not easy to outwit him!
Sharp is the outlook of those pin-head eyes;
Still, he is mortal and a shot may hit him,
One cannot always miss him if he tries.
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dead outlook, flattened back with hard rebound
Off walls of distance, left each mounted height.
It seemed a giant hag-fiend, churning spite
Of humble human being, held the ground.
"Forest History" by George Meredith
But what has changed our outlook now?
With weary eyes and furrowed brow
The uphill road we're facing.
But why? This land is still aflame
With promise of great hope and fame.
Must age be youth disgracing?
"Hope" by C J Dennis

In news:

If your life is ruled by fear and your outlook is fear based, hang on.
" Goobers " genuine simple outlook on all things around him made him special.
Manaf Tlas, a defector from the Assad regime, has it all: money, foreign friends, and a secular outlook.
AccuWeather.com's winter outlook map calls for a snowy season ahead.
This depends, of course, on your outlook.
What's Hot team talks about the grim job outlook for the graduating class of 2012.
The outlook for the state's hydroelectric power plants in a warming world isn't rosy.
Comment From Nate Give me an optimistic outlook on the mavs season.
Signs point to a brighter business outlook, but the glass could be half empty for some custom chemicals firms.
I use Outlook 2007, with Word as an editor.
A Bleak Outlook for Long-Term Growth.
That may be traditionally Buddhist in outlook.
Snapshot Report) has beaten the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 10 straight quarters and raised its EPS outlook for the year in its most recent report.
Lumberjacks took the dubious honor of dead last, with high physical demands and a low hiring outlook.

In science:

Finally we conclude with a summary of we know about GPDs and the experimental outlook in the years to come.
Generalized Parton Distributions: the experimental status
Outlook The population genomic comparison of closely related populations that differ strongly in environmental variables has already yielded many great candidate loci (see for example, altitude adaptation in Tibetans, Beall et al., 2010; Simonson et al., 2010; Yi et al., 2010).
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
Summary and Outlook • Standard thermal leptogenesis is an elegant explanation of the cosmological matter-antimatter asymmetry.
Leptogenesis: Theory and Neutrino Masses
Finally, section 5 is devoted to an outlook on open questions and possible conjectures.
Identification Via Quantum Channels
This is followed by our conclusion and outlook in IV.
Covariant equations of motion for test bodies in gravitational theories with general nonminimal coupling