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verb (intr, adverb)
to cast one's mind to the past
never look back to become increasingly successfulafter his book was published, he never looked back
mainly British to pay another visit later
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look back

1

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]

2

not look back; never look back. Never show signs of interrupted progress, never return to past circumstances. For example, Once he'd won the Pulitzer Prize, he never looked back. [Late 1800s]

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