You know the facebook 'A look back' feature that automatically selects highlights of your facebook life?
The flood of loving tributes to the late Harold Ramis this week has encouraged many of us to look back over his rich movie career.
Historians will look back at the present moment with astonishment that Iran so skillfully outwitted the West.
But a look back at that heady period is illuminating, because it seems light-years from our current political universe.
Now, I can look back on the events those days around the election and two big ideas take over.
Here had lived an elder race, to which we look back with disquietude.
You began to look back to the old stories about the Lannings—a wild crew of men.
In the doorway of the dining room she paused to look back at the veranda.
At thirty a man should look back with tenderness, forward with hope.
Behind him was the torn and ripped ship, but he did not look back at it.
Old English locian "use the eyes for seeing, gaze, look, behold, spy," from West Germanic *lokjan (cf. Old Saxon lokon "see, look, spy," Middle Dutch loeken "to look," Old High German luogen, German dialectal lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Breton lagud "eye." In Old English, usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "seek, search out" is c.1300; meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Of objects, "to face in a certain direction," late 14c.
Look after "take care of" is from late 14c., earlier "to seek" (c.1300), "to look toward" (c.1200). Look into "investigate" is from 1580s; look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s. To look down upon in the figurative sense is from 1711; to look down one's nose is from 1921. To look forward "anticipate" is c.1600; meaning "anticipate with pleasure" is mid-19c. To not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adverb, "sharply."
c.1200, "act or action of looking," from look (v.). Meaning "appearance of a person" is from late 14c. Expression if looks could kill ... attested by 1827 (if looks could bite is attested from 1747).