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look back

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to cast one's mind to the past
2. never look back to become increasingly successful: after his book was published, he never looked back.
3. chiefly Brit to pay another visit later
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.look back - look towards one's back; "don't look back while you walk"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
2.look back - look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember; "she reviewed her achievements with pride"
think back, remember - recapture the past; indulge in memories; "he remembered how he used to pick flowers"
Translations

w>look back

visich umsehen; (fig)zurückblicken (→ on sth, to sth auf etw acc); he’s never looked back (fig inf)es ist ständig mit ihm bergauf gegangen
References in classic literature ?
But even so, I look back upon them as some of the happiest weeks in my life.
It troubled me sorely to see her looking back, at the beginning of her career, just as I look back at the end of mine.
The yearning memories, the bitter regret, the agonized sympathy, the struggling appeals to the Invisible Right--all the intense emotions which had filled the days and nights of the past week, and were compressing themselves again like an eager crowd into the hours of this single morning, made Adam look back on all the previous years as if they had been a dim sleepy existence, and he had only now awaked to full consciousness.
She was standing by that gate--no, don't look back.
When he came to the creek that was shallow and splashed down over the stones, he dashed into the water and turned to look back, and when he saw his grandfather still running toward him with the long knife held tightly in his hand he did not hesitate, but reaching down, se- lected a stone and put it in the sling.
He does not look back before disappearing, with a wavering step.
When I look back, I wonder how I can have been such a fool as to take you to so great an extent upon trust.
And when you look back, you wonder how you can have been-- you'll excuse the word?
He is so intent on getting along unseen that even the apparition of a stranger in whole garments does not tempt him to look back.
It was little enough to look back on; but when he remembered to what the young men of his generation and his set had looked forward--the narrow groove of money-making, sport and society to which their vision had been limited--even his small contribution to the new state of things seemed to count, as each brick counts in a well-built wall.
Her assurance, however, standing sole as it did, was not thrown away; it brought a more cordial, more natural smile into his countenance, and he replied in a tone which retained only a little affected reserve: "We were much obliged to you at any rate for wishing us a pleasant walk after our passing you in Argyle Street: you were so kind as to look back on purpose.
AW, Gosforth, Newcastle Nostalgia WHEN we always think of this, We look back at things we miss, Maybe memories that are good, Or perhaps a favourite food.