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  • v. be oriented in a certain direction


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  • A gentleman who visited the spot during the summer of 1885 thus describes the mournful scene: “From the hill where I sit, under the shade of three trees whose branches make one, I look out over the Sangamon river and its banks covered apparently with primeval forests.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Let me pause for a minute to look out over the sea sparkling in the sun, or to gaze at a sailor going aloft to the gaff-topsails, or running out the bowsprit, and I am sure to hear the hateful voice, ’Ere, you, ’Ump, no sodgerin’.

    Chapter 6

  • Do you know, when I look out over it all, and think of you and of all it means, it kind of makes me ache in the throat, and I have things in my heart I can't find the words to say, and I have a feeling that I can almost understand Browning and those other high-flying poet-fellows.

    Chapter XXVII

  • From that rocky crag I could look out over the valley below me.

    Renegade's Magic

  • We went a little higher up the bank where we could look out over the lake of high reeds and, with Pop holding his big gun ready and I with the safety off mine, M’Cola threw a club into the reeds where he had heard the snort.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • I look out over the Reflecting Pool, imagining the crowd stilled by Dr. King’s mighty cadence, and then beyond that, to the floodlit obelisk and shining Capitol dome.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • "I must find out what it is!" said Tchee-Tchee-Ken, and he ran as quickly as he could to a hill, from where he could look out over the water.

    The Flying Canoe: Legends of the Cowichans

  • There was Blois, with its grand staircase in an octagonal tower, where Mary liked to look out over the courtyard and wave to the people far below.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles


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