from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to be on the watch; to be careful; as, the seaman looks out for breakers.
  • transitive v. to seek for; to search out.


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  • That touch made Myrtle jump so high that both people in the kitchen turned to look out the window at the movement, and when she landed she sagged back against the rain-wet wall of the house like an overwatered clematis.

    Drowned Hopes

  • What comes out of my mouth is driven by anger: at my righteous mother, who refuses to look out the window and see there is no bright dawn on the horizon; at my black-hearted country that inspired her, forged her into steel, and deceived her.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Reilly's brigade has probably from two to three thousand men in it, and in regard to certain things you've got to look out for every man of 'em every day.

    The Second Generation

  • As Hogue and Cressy approached to help, Captain Wilmot Nicholson of Hogue realized that he was dealing with a submarine and signaled Cressy to look out for a periscope.

    Castles of Steel

  • "Roger, Magnum's turning left with two Mig Twenty-ones — ah —" Sometimes it gets a bit difficult to talk while you are trying to look out of the back of your head, and you could hear Geeno straining to see what his antagonists were up to.

    Thud Ridge

  • She stepped between two horsehide-covered trunks to look out the sealed, dirty window.


  • Distractedly tapping the envelope on his knee, then turning to look out the window at England rushing past in the twilight, Jellicoe hoped that the order to open the letter would not come.

    Castles of Steel

  • He turned for the windows again, wanting to look out and think, about Kadere.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • 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

  • It was a little eerie to look out there and realize that we were completely surrounded by dozens of the huge, prehistoric-looking predators floating silently in the murky water.



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