from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A quick survey or glance.

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  • n. A brief examination, a peek or glance.


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  • Okay, I know I've milked the Christian Bale thing for pretty much all it's worth, but Slate gathered all of your favourite raging-mad celebrities in one handy little video, and it is definitely worth a look-see.

    Bale and Friends

  • On my very first look-see visit to Beijing I hatched the idea of writing a column about my life in China.

    Alan Paul: How Blogging Helped Me Get a Book Deal

  • She is a great look-see with the Nikon Bincs i bought her.

    A Male Perspective

  • Lesser-known Judy Garland musical, not especially noteworthy but worth a look-see for whenever TCM needs filler for its next Garland fest.

    2009 August :

  • Posts worth a wee look-see « Learning from Sophie Says:

    This goes on your permanent record.

  • I rummage through my recipes, which breeds a grocery list, which prompts a look-see in the cabinet, which results in tossing Rosh Hashanah honey that has crystallized, and then it's onto the fridge.

    Angela Himsel: Prepared for Passover -- Not!

  • So, if you're into Monster Doodle sculptures, you might want to have a look-see.

    "The wanting comes in waves"

  • Instead, Carter proposed that his tiny and less expensive outfit be the spy agency of the future sending out “look-see agents in special circumstances” to steal secrets overseas and report back to the State Department, FBI, and the military.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • You can cut off to Tzintzuntsan from there and have a look-see before heading back to Pátzcuaro.

    Michoacan Redux

  • Except it must be fabulous to look out your telescope at all the big-eyed people as they slow for a look-see.

    There’s big money in crazitude! « Dating Jesus


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  • I'd put it on my don't like list if it did not annoy me so. ;-)

    July 12, 2007