from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to search for or find out by looking; as, to look up the items of an account.


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  • Even the two Morphanes stopped posturing to look up at her.

    The Welkening

  • My personal favorite is Scorecard, which allows you to look up major pollution sources and chemicals by zip code.


  • He flipped up his eyepiece and crept out to look up to the third-level promenade and down to the first-level cavern floor.

    The Ark

  • It was one of those bright red open-topped double-deckers that drive tourists around Paris, London, and New York, allowing them to look up and around with ease.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Dr. Phillips gave us a list of terms we needed to look up in the textbook and define at the beginning of the unit.

    Finding Dignity

  • Habitually, his entrance into a room where his elders sat brought a cloud of apprehension: they were prone to look up in pathetic expectancy, as if their thought was, "What new awfulness is he going to start now?"


  • On the shingle shore, I collapse, gasping for breath, and scarcely dare to look up until I hear the blessed sound of gagging and see a spew of foul river water erupt.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • The Mary Richards character that she played was someone to look up to, not just for little girls, but for little boys, too.

    Grand Theft Childhood

  • Its website and most stores offer an easy-to-use Healthnotes database to look up specific supplements, health issues, and published research.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • So I checked into the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, which is where the Cubs stayed when they were playing exhibition games with their farm club, the Los Angeles Angels, and that evening I walked downstairs to the Biltmore Bowl, a nightclub on the lower level, to look up a fellow Iowan, Joy Hodges.

    An American Life


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