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look back meaning

  "look back" in a sentence
  • Verb: look back  lûk bak
    1. Look towards one's back
      "don't look back while you walk"
      - look backward 
    2. Look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
      - review, retrospect

    Derived forms: looks back, looking back, looked back

    See also: look

    Type of: look, remember, think back


  • [American slang]
    1. Lit. to gaze back and try to get a view of someone or something.
      She looked back at the city and whispered a good-bye to everything she had ever cared for.
      I went away and never looked back.
    2. Fig. to think about someone or something in the past.
      When I look back on Frank, I do remember his strange manner, come to think of it.
      When I look back, I am amazed at all I have accomplished.
  • look:    Verb: look &n ...
  • look at:    Verb: look atTake ...
  • look for:    Verb: look for&nbs ...

Examples

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  1. as i look back, scenes of the past leap before my eyes.
  2. i love to look back on my childhood.
  3. as long as i live i shall look back upon it with regret.
  4. i can leave with a cheerful shrug and never look back.
  5. i look back on this as something we really did right.

Related Words

  1. look at someone gone out meaning
  2. look at the crux of the matter meaning
  3. look at the heart of the matter meaning
  4. look away meaning
  5. look awry meaning
  6. look backward meaning
  7. look becoming on so meaning
  8. look before you leap. meaning
  9. look beyond so or sth meaning
  10. look bleak meaning
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