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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 ?
Instead of which, appalling alike to us who look back and to those that lived at the time, capitalism, rotten-ripe, sent forth that monstrous offshoot, the Oligarchy.
I think, now, when I look back upon it, that Nelson was curious.
When I could trust myself to look back at him he was out of his bed, standing erect at the side of it.
I must own that we found it far prettier than anything we had known in Southern Ohio, which we were so fond of and so loath to leave, and as I look back it still seems to me one of the prettiest little places I have ever known, with its white wooden houses, glimmering in the dark of its elms and maples, and their silent gardens beside each, and the silent, grass- bordered, sandy streets between them.
Time has laid his healing hand upon the wound when we can look back upon the pain we once fainted under and no bitterness or despair rises in our hearts.
"Look back at the description: 'Hair cut rather short, clean shaven, with the exception of narrow half-whiskers.' The wretch was safe from pursuit; he had ample time at his disposal--don't you see how he could completely alter the appearance of his head and face?
When we look back to our first impressions of each other, we look back to you.
Look back at my son's career, and you will see that what followed was all of a piece with what went before.
And the best time to do this, is to look back upon anger, when the fit is thoroughly over.
But the woman had observed, from the young wanderer's gait, that one of her little feet was blistered and sore, and being a woman and a mother too, she would not suffer her to go until she had washed the place and applied some simple remedy, which she did so carefully and with such a gentle hand--rough-grained and hard though it was, with work--that the child's heart was too full to admit of her saying more than a fervent 'God bless you!' nor could she look back nor trust herself to speak, until they had left the cottage some distance behind.
FROM cricket to buses, schools, majorettes, beavers and youth groups, there's plenty to look back on from Outlane over the years.
"Never Look Back" by Alison Gaylin; William Morrow; 368 pages