Phrases with the verb "to look"

Examples of verb "to look" in the Conditional Tense

Look (Conditional)

See now its virtues,” and quoth she, “O my son, Allah increase his weal, but I would not look upon him.

It was decided, therefore, that they would winter at Lincoln Island, and that they would look for a more comfortable dwelling than the Chimneys, in which to pass the winter months.

And those who passed would look at him with cold amusement, a kind of impatience, possibly a touch of compassion, for, on these occasions, as if mindful of past glories, Swithin did not snore.

And when her courage failed her, as it did on most days, and it seemed impossible to write to Frederick, she would look at Mr. Wilkins and revive.

No — that would look odd, and you a bachelor, and your people out o’town.

He would not look at a sunset if he could see her.

If they had been transcribed a dozen years before, they would not have looked older, nor would the ink have presented a more faded appearance.

He wanted so badly to see what Margaret Ratcliffe’s face would look like when he showed her the monogrammed brooch.

Robert wondered what she would look like in other clothes.

It would have looked just like an accident.

Examples of verb "to look" in the Future Tense

Look (Future)

Nobody can make bricks without straw — to sell — and very few people can evolve books out of the air that any publisher will look at it.

And then will canker sorrow eat her bud, And chase the native beauty from her cheek; And she will look as hollow as a ghost, And dim and meagre as an ague fit, And so she’ll die.

A few will look up the Britannica, and feel themselves competent to go a little further in the matter.

You will be safe from suspicion, and I shall not look the pauper that I do now.

They will be looking curiously sick.

If you can’t get it I have it somewhere, and will look for it on return to Trieste. Have you a copy of Trebutien? Cotton, of Academy has just sent me Clouston’s Book of Sindibad413 for review.

Itash, if a single bead of the truth has sweated out of your carcass, you shall be looking for your own particular corner in hell before the moon changes.

You’re with me, your own Mary, who will look after you and care for you.

Still, it is you who are indiscreet,—eminently so, I must add, if you will look lofty.

I have the old fox and his cubs in the same trap now, Nanty; and we’ll see how a certain young lady will look then.

Examples of verb "to look" in the Pluperfect Tense

Look (Pluperfect)

He looked at Sarah’s name and address, in short, as if he had been looking hard into her mother’s face, and then turned from it as if the face had declined to relax.

He had been looking at the model of a ship (which could be seen through an open door), when he heard a woman cry out as if hurt, from somewhere down the gallery.

Remembering those men who had looked at her admiringly, “Am I worth looking at?” she said; and it gave her some pleasure to think that she had it still in her power to destroy a thing of value.

When her son had left her he had said nothing, but had looked at her once before he went, and the look in his eyes had held fear, just as her own eyes held fear.

There had been an enormous crowd, even greater than that of Sunday night, and everybody had been looking forward to another notable and exciting season of grace.

That was Wabar. And no one, it seemed, had ever found the ruins although every Arabian explorer had looked for them, openly or secretly.

Miss Barlock was a cautious woman and had looked up her visitors before receiving them.

He had been looking down on the ground as Mrs. Gumford of the George told her story.

If she had quarrelled with it; if she had neglected it; if she had looked upon it with a moment’s hate; if, in the frenzy of an instant, she had struck it! No. His comfort was, She loved it always.

We walked for some distance along a road with stone walls on either side, from behind which there arose trees that from a distance had looked like palms.

Examples of verb "to look" in the Perfect Tense

Look (Perfect)

He signed the charter with a smile, and, if he could have looked agreeable, would have done so, as he departed from the splendid assembly.

But, my darling, my darling, what can have made you ask this question? Are you ill, dearest? You have been looking pale and tired for the last few days, and I have thought nothing of it.

Diana, the divine huntress, must have looked so, he fancied.

They ought to have looked forward meekly to the prodigious feats of posterity; but, having too little faith and too much conceit, they were content to look behind and make comparisons with the past.

Even from those battlements a heroine of the twelfth century has looked down on me.

When A. has been looking up to B. for thirty years, he cannot look down on him all of a sudden, merely because he catches him falsifying accounts.

One fancied that at twenty he must have looked very much like what he was now at threescore.

I—I have been looking at them just now.

When you have looked long enough at the faces of the women, you are inclined to think that the women will have a large say in the final judgment.

My route in the half-light must have looked starkly impossible.

Examples of verb "to look" in the Gerund Form

Look (Gerund)

The old gentleman’s money, George! Now Sir Henry of course is looking to that.

I don’t think my father is looking quite as well as he ought to.

Was it really hours before Coombe saw the closed eyes weakly open? But the smile was gone and they seemed to be looking at something not in the room.

With all his politeness, however, he seemed to be looking for something—to be not altogether satisfied.

I happened to be looking in that direction when he furtively pushed open the bank door.

He is plainly not dissatisfied with his success, and is looking forward to more.

You can’t really look at a person when he is looking at you.

The wind blows from us to them, but they are not looking for us — those two men.

But wilt thou abide here ever? Yea, said the other, but that is looking forward a long while, that building of ships.

But you, Dick, are not looking well, you seem so over-worked and anxious.

Examples of verb "to look" in the Imperfect Tense

Look (Imperfect)

The Major’s wife was in amethyst chiffon with dark-red roses, and was looking blindingly beautiful.

It is said to exist in Mount Sinai; we found none in Midian, where the schist formations are of great extent, probably because we did not look for it.

With the tables turned, she was looking down, rather than up, to her lover.

Liar,” she thought again as she kissed her hand to Diva, who was looking gloomily out of the window.

Comus who was looking and talking his best, was sitting at the further end of the table, and Francesca was quick to notice in which direction the girl’s glances were continually straying.

But for a moment he did not look at her body; his eyes were anchored by the freckled face with its faint, bold smile.

She did not look at Pin, but she heard her tireless, snuffly weeping, and set her own lips tight.

He could not have said why he was doing it; he was not looking for anything — he simply wanted by some kind of external occupation to get away from the thoughts oppressing him.

Three men were standing behind her and, subconsciously, he noticed they did not look so friendly as the woman, and that their expressions, indeed, were frowning ones.

That second time, Janet Dempster was not looking on in scorn and merriment; her eyes were worn with grief and watching, and she was following her beloved friend and pastor to the grave.

Examples of verb "to look" in the Present Tense

Look (Present)

The horse looks down and level, but he does not look up.

Is that his own handwriting? It does not look like a man’s.

He does not look on at the races, like Mr. Goodchild and his fellow-spectators.

Your croquet lawn does not look to me the full size, and then there is no tennis-court.

They were referring to Lord Carisbrooke, who appeared to be devoted to Lady Corisande. “Do you admire the American lady?” “Who is an Italian, they tell me, though she does not look like one.

He came here when I was a little child: he does not look upon me as much else yet.

He does not look more than thirty.

It does not look like that at least.

We have reason to imagine that his aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, does not look on the match with a friendly eye.

He must be eighty-five to-day, but he does not look a bit older than when I first came here.

Other verbs and sentences related to "look"

Verbs similar to look


Are you real?” Rachel felt much as Terence had felt that Evelyn was too close to her, and that there was something exciting in this closeness, although it was also disagreeable.


The store of nutriment laid up within the seeds of many plants seems at first to have no sort of relation to other plants.


He therefore embarked at two days’ notice, a fortnight earlier than he had intended and than he had written to Gordon to expect him.


In the three appeared his Z. Marcas, and A Prince of Bohemia, the former a resuscitation of the Louis Lambert species of hero transformed into a politician.


He did not wait long ere the silken curtain was again withdrawn, and the relic again presented to his view.


I would have faced the fact of being a small machinist’s son, and have taken my chance, if he’d been in any sense respectable and decent.


He awaited impatiently the end, when they should go home alone.


He seemed to be searching for something far beyond.


A change of residence for a night will tone him.


There you shall smell abundant frankincense, and shall be charmed with the mixed music of the lyre and Berecynthian pipe, not without the flageolet.


The ministers-of-state used to attend them, and if the fire would not go out, the Sultan himself was obliged to be there, in order to encourage the firemen.


May Dacre there is wandering like a peri in Paradise, and Lady Aphrodite is glancing with her dazzling brow, yet an Asmodeus might detect an occasional gloom over her radiant face.


Those men who frame general rules from the phenomena and afterwards derive the phenomena from those rules, seem to consider signs rather than causes.


We examined these cupboards — only hooks to suspend female dresses, nothing else; we sounded the walls — evidently solid, the outer walls of the building.


And yet I did not think of that Till after she was gone — I knew her by the broad white hat, All ruffled, she had on.


Everything disappeared — even, for a moment, his power of thinking; but his hand had found one of the rail-stanchions.


A dreadful, groaning cry rang in his ears, and he did not know that it was his own voice.


Good God! Such a thing is not to be contemplated for a moment.


Had any other member of the family told her what had happened? The lawyer was able to answer me; Miss Meadowcroft had told her.


He had, however, a great interest in antiquities, and proposed to explore the bog thoroughly when it was drained.


You will come back and —” “Woman, I will never come back.


Still, if he were going to effect an entrance, he did not want anyone to hear him ride up on a noisy motor-bicycle and, perhaps, become interested in what he was doing.


They would not view all that with a kindly eye.


There, at one of Edward’s library windows, she had glimpsed a hastily withdrawn face — a face whose expression of pain, defeat, and wistful hopelessness was poignant beyond description.


Whoever does not believe this story must pay a dollar.


Michael gazed at her as a son would gaze at his mother, when it is for the last time.


And the eyes of each were turning ever and again towards the gully by which Andoo was climbing down.


They had both resolved to work, as they had often said, with their own hands; — but in thinking over it their imagination had not pictured to them so uncomfortable a workshop as this.


We analyzed the gas immediately, and found that, allowing for the carbonic acid and hydrogen, it did not contain more than 14.


They resembled others of their own rank; and where there was any difference, it was in their favor.


He did not make her responsible; he admitted that she was not responsible.


And oft I harked into the night of the Land; but there was nowhere any sound, or disturbing of the æther, to trouble me.


But he was pounced upon by another man who had watched the whole episode, and promptly given over to the police.