Synonyms for looking back

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : loo k
Phonetic Transcription : lʊk

Top 10 synonyms for looking back Other synonyms for the word looking back

Définition of looking back

Origin :
  • Old English locian "use the eyes for seeing, gaze, look, behold, spy," from West Germanic *lokjan (cf. Old Saxon lokon "see, look, spy," Middle Dutch loeken "to look," Old High German luogen, German dialectal lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Breton lagud "eye." In Old English, usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "seek, search out" is c.1300; meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Of objects, "to face in a certain direction," late 14c.
  • Look after "take care of" is from late 14c., earlier "to seek" (c.1300), "to look toward" (c.1200). Look into "investigate" is from 1580s; look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s. To look down upon in the figurative sense is from 1711; to look down one's nose is from 1921. To look forward "anticipate" is c.1600; meaning "anticipate with pleasure" is mid-19c. To not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adverb, "sharply."
  • As in remembering : noun recalling
  • As in hindsight : noun retrospect
  • As in recall : verb remember
  • As in regret : verb be upset about
  • As in remember : verb keep in mind; summon into mind
  • As in reminisce : verb go over in one's memory
  • As in call to mind : verb to recollect
Example sentences :
  • Looking back, Andy saw a rifle pitch to the shoulder of the deputy.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • And, looking back, he saw that Hal Dozier was not among the pursuers.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • On looking back for my men, I saw one beckoning me to return.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • I've been looking back, wondering if I ever thought that about him.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • So brief a time did all this occupy that Maulo, looking back, saw them.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • Looking back upon his own poor story, she was its vanishing-point.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • So now you have set your hand to the plough, Joseph, there is no looking back.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The waiter went up-stairs, looking back at Margaret as he went.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • Madame de Melbain and her escort had paused and were looking back.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I asked, still with anxiety, and looking back as we went toward the door.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill

Antonyms for looking back

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