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(non-gloss definition); chiefly takes (glossary) as direct object.
(quote-book)|passage=Look how they massacred my boy.
(circa) (w), ''Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c.'', Dedication:
- THERE is a pleaſure in owning obligations which it is a pleaſure to have received; but ſhould I publiſh any favours done me by your Lordſhip, I am afraid it would look more like vanity, than gratitude.
- So this was my future home, I thought!(..)Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
2012, ''Chelsea 6-0 Wolves''
- Chelsea's youngsters, who looked lively throughout, then combined for the second goal in the seventh minute. Romeu's shot was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Dorus De Vries but Piazon kept the ball alive and turned it back for an unmarked Bertrand to blast home.
To give an appearance of being.
(quote-book)|title=and Present (book)|Past and Present|section=book 2, chapter 6, ''Monk Samson''|passage=Once, slipping the money clandestinely, just in the act of taking leave, he slipt it not into her hand but on the floor, and another had it; whereupon the poor Monk, coming to know it, looked mere despair for some days(nb..).
To face or present a view.
1769, (w) (editor), ''(w)'', Oxford standard text, ''(King James)/Ezekiel|Ezekiel'', xi, 1,
- Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD's house, which looketh eastward:
To expect or anticipate.
1596, (w), ''(w)'', Book VI, Canto XI, 1750, ''The Works of Edmund Spenser'', Volume 4, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=PyxMAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA139&dq=%22looking+each+hour+into+death%27s+mouth+to+fall%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjTjumR2vLZAhVSOZAKHTDnBAMQ6AEIJzAAv=onepage&q=%22looking%20each%20hour%20into%20death's%20mouth%20to%20fall%22&f=false page 139,
- Looking each Hour into Death's Mouth to fall,
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 6-1)
(circa) (w), ''Waterloo'',
- Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again,
To make sure of, to see to.
1898, (w) (translator), (w), ''Odyssey (Butler)/Book XXIII|The Odyssey'',
- "Look to it yourself, father," answered Telemachus, "for they say you are the wisest counsellor in the world, and that there is no other mortal man who can compare with you.(nb..)
To show oneself in looking.
- I have(..)more feet than shoes, or such shoes as my toes look through the overleather.
To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
- Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes.(..)She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now,(nb..).
To seek; to search for.
(circa) (w), unidentified sonnet,
- Looking my love, I go from place to place, / Like a young fawn that late hath lost the hind; / And seek each where, where last I saw her face, / Whose image yet I carry fresh in mind.
To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence.
1692, (w), ''Cleomenes the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy'', Act 3, Scene 1, 1701, ''The Comedies, Tragedies, and Operas Written by John Dryden, Esq'', Volume 2, page 464,
- A Spirit fit to start into an Empire, / And look the World to Law.
1882, (w), ''Heart and Science''
- Ovid might have evaded her entreaties by means of an excuse. But her eyes were irresistible: they looked him into submission in an instant.
(senseid) To at a pitch as a batter without swinging at it.
(RQ:Marshall Squire's Daughter)
- He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. (..) But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, (..)
(nl-verb form of)
A (l), (clothing) style, appearance.