look down


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look down

vb
1. (intr, adverb; foll by on or upon) to express or show contempt or disdain (for)
2. look down one's nose at informal to be contemptuous or disdainful of
Translations

w>look down

vihinunter-/heruntersehen or -schauen (dial)or -gucken (inf); we looked down the holewir sahen etc ins Loch hinunter; look down on the valley belowsieh etc ins Tal hinunter
References in classic literature ?
They brought jays here from all over the United States to look down that hole, every summer for three years.
What phantom of the brain did he pursue; and why did he look down so constantly?
Well, his Scotch religion was made up by men who prayed on hills and high crags, and learnt to look down on the world more than to look up at heaven.
The wife of a rich man fell sick; and when she felt that her end drew nigh, she called her only daughter to her bed-side, and said, 'Always be a good girl, and I will look down from heaven and watch over you.
Place a penny on the middle of one of your tables in Space; and leaning over it, look down upon it.
Take them again, they are now brighter than before; now look down into the deep well close by; I shall tell thee the names of the two flowers thou wouldst have torn up, and thou wilt see their whole future life--their whole human existence: and see what thou wast about to disturb and destroy.
O look down upon my dear, long-suffering, unfortunate, much- changed, dear dear father
He was full of his idea, he had completely mastered it, and he seemed to look down on Madame de Cintre, with all her gathered elegance, from the height of his bracing good conscience.
Presenters Bettany Hughes and Ben Robinson utilise a remote-controlled helicopter carrying a camera to look down on a variety of castles, monuments, walls and ruins scattered around Britain.
What have they done in this world that gives them the right to look down on other people in the first place ?
I am middle class and look up to him and look down on him.
CERYS MATTHEWS Don't Look Down (Rainbow City) w IT is hard to reconcile the modern Matthews with the anti-hero of the late 1990s.