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[loo k-doun] /ˈlʊkˌdaʊn/
the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
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  • To be able to look down where he looked up—what was it but superiority?

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • We could look down among the timbers the same as if the vessel were on the stocks.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • In these days, there are too many who look down on hand-craft.

  • Him up there, all time walk where him can look down, mebbyso see you, mebbyso shootum.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Man cannot aspire if he look down; if he will rise, he must look up.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
British Dictionary definitions for look down

look down

(intransitive, adverb; foll by on or upon) to express or show contempt or disdain (for)
(informal) look down one's nose at, to be contemptuous or disdainful of
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Word Origin and History for look down



type of sea fish, 1882, from look (v.) + down (adv.). So called from facial structure.

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