[on-loo k-ing, awn-]

Origin of onlooking

1655–65; on + looking, after verb phrase look on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for onlooking

Historical Examples of onlooking

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

  • 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.