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  • v. To look from within to the outside
  • v. Be vigilant and aware.
  • v. To find by looking: to hunt out.


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  • 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

  • And there was nothing else to say except the usual, what you often say down here: you look out at the sea and say that no one ever comes here, you say how empty it is, and how lovely it is to be here on a bright and blustery June day with no one else in sight, despite all the tourism and the new houses and the money that came and went.

    The Empty Family

  • Following a game at my home club, I like to sit out on the back porch with a turkey Reuben on grilled rye bread, and an iced coffee, look out at the last difficult hundred yards of Roger Rulewichs marvelous eighteenth hole, and listen to people at the other tables talk about the rounds theyve just finished.

    The Italian Summer

  • Tras Preetror gave me an obligation, and I accepted it: look out for Arshur.

    Burning Tower

  • Tully believed Pap had built the huge house on a hill so that he could look out his front windows and survey what he regarded as his domain, a broad expanse that stretched out over much of Blight County, bordered on one side by Lake Blight, on another by the Snowy Mountains, and on another by the Hoodoo Mountains.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • Fishermen in the Pacific routinely look out for driftwood when fishing for skipjack and yellowfin tuna.


  • Fading daylight pours through high windows that look out toward the city.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • But if you opened the tall glass doors of the living room and stepped onto the patio where we ate our meals, you could look out and down at one of the most spectacular landscapes on eartha branch of the blue lake, with tile-roofed houses clumped and scattered along the base of forest-covered mountains on the opposite shore.

    The Italian Summer

  • 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.


  • Arnow said that if I appeared on screen the way that God had made me, I would look out of proportion.

    An American Life


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