look kindly on/upon


: to approve of (something or someone)
Many people do not look kindly on the government's attempt to intervene in this matter.
He says that he will look kindly on any request you make.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Even Meinecke, for all his talk of hospitality, did not look kindly on extended stays at national parks. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2022 Kagan in 2018 told a legal forum that the court does not look kindly on Justice Departments that switch too many positions from previous administrations. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, 4 Feb. 2021 Regardless, the league will not look kindly on the Mavs’ manipulation of the injury report where Irving went from Probable to out and four others not mentioned in the original Friday report also suddenly were out with injuries and recovery needs. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 8 Apr. 2023 Miss Manners also does not look kindly on barking at tenants, business partners or relatives, real or assumed. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2023 Al Qaeda didn’t look kindly on Iraqis who collaborated with the US. Benoît Morenne, WIRED, 9 Mar. 2023 History does not look kindly on leaders who treat human beings like cargo, loading them up and sending them a thousand miles away without telling them their destination. CBS News, 15 Sep. 2022 As Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other huge social media outfits have discovered, advertisers and politicians don’t look kindly on Wild West platforms. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 16 May 2022 And the people of Arizona don't look kindly on having their votes stolen or watered down with fraudulent votes. ABC News, 6 Feb. 2022 See More

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“Look kindly on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20kindly%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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