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onlooking

[on-loo k-ing, awn-]
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adjective
  1. looking on; observing; perceiving.
  2. looking onward or foreboding.

Origin of onlooking

1655–65; on + looking, after verb phrase look on
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Examples from the Web for onlooking

Historical Examples

  • She never regained them, This was what the onlooking huskies had waited for.

    The Call of the Wild

    Jack London

  • This onlooking was an earnest of the strange and fantastic pleasures in store for him.

    The Quest

    Frederik van Eeden

  • The onlooking tourist too often forgets this vital difference.

    Heroic Spain

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • He remarked each newcomer who idly joined the onlooking throng.

    Gideon's Band

    George W. Cable

  • The onlooking land-holders were at first amazed and delighted.