look back

phrasal verb

looked back; looking back; looks back
: to think about something in the past
Looking back to/at last season, I can see why they didn't win the pennant.
I look back at/on that time with a lot of pride.
How she's changed! After college, she moved to New York, got a job on Wall Street, and never looked back.

Examples of look back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What to know about weather, traffic and more Rex Manning Day memes April 8 is a chance to revisit some nostalgia and look back at favorite scenes from the movie. Jenny Porter Tilley, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Apr. 2024 Bishop O’Dowd 6, Archbishop Riordan 2 The Dragons took a 4-0 lead after three innings and didn’t look back. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 7 Apr. 2024 The rapper looked back at the success of her studio debut in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday (April 6). Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 6 Apr. 2024 As tornado season approaches, Free Press Flashback looks back at the devastating twister that ravaged the Flint area one night 71 years ago. Jerome Hansen, Jack Schermerhorn, Ralph Nelson and Ken McCormick, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2024 But Phoenix scored the first 15 points Friday, and never really looked back. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 6 Apr. 2024 Take a look back at how the game unfolded... Another pitching duel at The K Friday’s game featured plenty of perplexed batters — and not much run support to help those on the mound. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 6 Apr. 2024 When speaking with Hawk Central after defeating the Colorado Buffaloes in the 2024 NCAA Tournament, the Iowa star looked back at where her love for the sport began. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 Peter Hartlaub looks back at her reporting and the ethics of this scheme. Longreads, 5 Apr. 2024

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“Look back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20back. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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