look backward


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Verb1.look backward - 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!"
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Taking off his cap, he bowed low and opened the door of the prison, and Pinocchio ran out and away, with never a look backward.
Then all paused to look backward, but not a trace of the field of sunflowers remained.
Many ran as fast as their legs would let them; others moved off with greater dignity, turning occasionally to look backward over the shoulder.
The problem is that we were unable to submit to the Party, merge with it completely, become imbued with the same feelings of absolute acceptance toward Stalin that the party and the whole country have become imbued with, but instead continued to look backward and to live our separate, stifling lives.
He describes how leaders need to learn to look backward from the future to see the direction of change; voluntarily engage with fear through gaming, simulation, and similar experiences; embrace new organizational forms; continuously feel present even when they are not; and create and sustain positive energy.
learn to look backward and believe what I see, I will watch them dance
Some models, which were manufactured long before I was born, still exist, and companies continue to look backward as they go forward offering tried-and-true designs.
These forces have influenced the key consumer drivers that have had the most power to propel culinary trends: Health & Wellness, Authentic Appeal, Artisan Appreciation and Local & Sustainable, according to the recently released "A Look Backward & Forward Culinary Trend Mapping Report," a joint publication of the San Francisco-based CCD Innovation and Packaged Facts, Rockville, MD.
There are still those few who prefer to look backward rather than forward.
There are still those few who prefer to look backward rather than forward - who prefer to inspire hate rather than hope.
It has made Britain and the Welsh Assembly Government look backward by relying on nuclear power to supply its long-term energy needs.
It is now obvious that the people in the state want to move forward rather than look backward and seek a sustainable peace.