look on


looked on; looking on; looks on

intransitive verb

: watch sense 3b
looked on anxiously from the sidelines

Examples of look on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But that’s looking on the bright side for Democrats. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2024 An agency staffer snapped pics for evidence, and Mario’s real girlfriend looked on. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, 10 July 2024 At the Nova site, Israeli soldiers in their late teens and early twenties climbed down from buses to walk among the memorials to individuals–many their age– killed or captured, grim looks on their faces, guns slung over their shoulders. David Faris, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 Then, beauty guru Uche demonstrated a matte look on model Ayana Forbes. Akili King, Essence, 8 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for look on 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1568, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of look on was circa 1568

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“Look on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20on. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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