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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see look,‎ back.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. look towards one's back
  • v. look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember


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  • Now, when I look back at many of the landmarks in my personal story, I can see how they match up with one or more of the steps just as I outlined them to Tamana that day at Mediterraneo Café.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • I look back on my own life and all I see is bombed-out terrain, full of craters and overturned rocks and mudholes.

    The Women’s Room

  • The plate trembles in my weak fingers and I must look back down again, return to my cookie-plate trance, steady my hand.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • I look back on my experience at camp as being quite instrumental in leading me toward what I call competitive appreciation for associating with other people: having standards set for you, set by other people, or standards you would set for yourself.

    First Man

  • I took a look back at Rayne and Tribunal Mountain.

    Raven Rise

  • Like so many of the early nineteenth-century reformers on whom we look back as the Utopian Socialists, Robert Owen, the “benevolent Mr. Owen of New Lanark,” was a strange mixture of practicality and naïveté, achievement and fiasco, common sense and lunacy.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • But after joining, when she had instantly been able to look back on several Pon farr encounters—from both sides of the Teiresian veil, as it were—there was little there that remained mysterious to her, and that lost mystery had been the key to her fascination.


  • In fact, I sometimes think that, in years to come, when we look back at our time at the lake, the spectacular view will be the first thing we remember, and Harold Lubberdink the second.

    The Italian Summer

  • With the draft beginning Monday night, some of the current Yankees look back on their own draft-day decisions:

    Pick Me! Yankees Remember Draft Day

  • As we look back on the history of life, we see a picture of never-ending, ever-rejuvenating novelty.



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