[on-loo k-ing, awn-]
- looking on; observing; perceiving.
- 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
She never regained them, This was what the onlooking huskies had waited for.The Call of the Wild
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.A Woman's Impression of the Philippines
Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee