looking at


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Noun1.looking at - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visuallylooking at - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
sensing, perception - becoming aware of something via the senses
coup d'oeil, glance, glimpse - a quick look
scrutiny - a prolonged intense look
peek, peep - a secret look
squint - the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed
stare - a fixed look with eyes open wide
evil eye - a look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harm
rubber-necking, sightseeing - going about to look at places of interest
observance, watching, observation - the act of observing; taking a patient look
outlook, lookout - the act of looking out
survey, view, sight - the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
dekko - British slang for a look
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During those three months that Vronsky had spent abroad with Anna, he had always on meeting new people asked himself how the new person would look at his relations with Anna, and for the most part, in men, he had met with the "proper" way of looking at it.
Looking at her she may have recalled the golden, irrecoverable days of her own girlhood and her own first ball.
And all from looking at a piece of gold, which did I have it now on Negro Hill or in Corlaer's Hook, I'd not look at it very long ere spending it.
With a much-perplexed face, Riderhood looked from it to the sleeper, and from the sleeper to it, and finally crept back to his chair, and there, with his hand to his chin, sat long in a brown study, looking at both.
She saw me looking at it, and she said, "You could drink without hurt all the strong beer that's brewed there now, boy."
`Who ARE you talking to?' said the King, going up to Alice, and looking at the Cat's head with great curiosity.
Well, one Sunday morning I was sitting out here in front of my cabin, with my cat, taking the sun, and looking at the blue hills, and listening to the leaves rustling so lonely in the trees, and thinking of the home away yonder in the states, that I hadn't heard from in thirteen years, when a bluejay lit on that house, with an acorn in his mouth, and says,
They were all muttering together and looking at the top of the boat-house.
What was all this though--even all this--to the extraordinary dissipation that ensued, when Kit, walking into an oyster-shop as bold as if he lived there, and not so much as looking at the counter or the man behind it, led his party into a box--a private box, fitted up with red curtains, white table-cloth, and cruet- stand complete--and ordered a fierce gentleman with whiskers, who acted as waiter and called him, him Christopher Nubbles, 'sir,' to bring three dozen of his largest-sized oysters, and to look sharp about it!
And so exactly was the expression repeated on the fair young face of her who had crept along the wall to a point where she could see him, and where she now stood looking at him, with hands which at first had been only raised in frightened compassion, if not even to keep him off and shut out the sight of him, but which were now extending towards him, trembling with eagerness to lay the spectral face upon her warm young breast, and love it back to life and hope--so exactly was the expression repeated (though in stronger characters) on her fair young face, that it looked as though it had passed like a moving light, from him to her.
From a distance of years, looking at the remembered aspects of the storms lived through, it is that impression which disengages itself clearly from the great body of impressions left by many years of intimate contact.
'I hope Time,' said I, looking at her, 'will be good to all of us.