look back

verb(intr, adverb)
  1. to cast one's mind to the past

  2. never look back to become increasingly successful: after his book was published, he never looked back

  1. mainly British to pay another visit later

Words Nearby look back

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How to use look back in a sentence

  • He did not once look back at her; his face seemed full of thought, his hands acting as it were mechanically.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Once safely out of the ruins, Harris collected himself and turned to look back.

    Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
  • Yet, I dare say there are some who, still attending the fair, look back with regret on the disappearance of the good old days.

  • I called to him loudly, in the vain hope he might look back, as though at a time like this a hound would turn from the trail.

  • A daughter like that, she said, and she turned to look back at you; you were standing still with the leaves in your hand.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater

Other Idioms and Phrases with look back

look back

Remember or think about the past, as in When Mom looked back on the early days of their marriage, she wondered how they'd managed with so little money. [Late 1500s]

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