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[on-loo k-ing, awn-] /ˈɒnˌlʊk ɪŋ, ˈɔn-/
looking on; observing; perceiving.
looking onward or foreboding.
Origin of onlooking
1655-65; on + looking, after verb phrase look on Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • How amazingly odd it sounded, like the ironic exclamation of some onlooking demon of sarcasm.

    Hurricane Island H. B. Marriott Watson
  • She never regained them, This was what the onlooking huskies had waited for.

    The Call of the Wild Jack London
  • As the smoke began to ascend, the onlooking multitude without sent up a loud cheer.

  • The onlooking tourist too often forgets this vital difference.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • How boundless the day seems as we revel in these storm-beaten sky gardens amid so vast a congregation of onlooking mountains!

  • It is exhibiting women with such approaches to nakedness as can have no other design than to breed lust behind the onlooking eyes.

  • The onlooking man hopped over the fence and ran toward the spot.

  • Instantly the impulses of a woman flashed through every vein and nerve of that onlooking girl.

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

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • The gay capital of France remains the center of the stage and retains the interest of the onlooking universe.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson

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