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God guided me to America and gave me a good job. But he also gave me a heart so I would look back.
Manute Bol

Meaning of "look back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LOOK BACK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LOOK BACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Look back is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb look back in English.

WHAT DOES LOOK BACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of look back in the English dictionary

The definition of look back in the dictionary is to cast one's mind to the past. Other definition of look back is to pay another visit later.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LOOK BACK

PRESENT

Present
I look back
you look back
he/she/it looks back
we look back
you look back
they look back
Present continuous
I am looking back
you are looking back
he/she/it is looking back
we are looking back
you are looking back
they are looking back
Present perfect
I have looked back
you have looked back
he/she/it has looked back
we have looked back
you have looked back
they have looked back
Present perfect continuous
I have been looking back
you have been looking back
he/she/it has been looking back
we have been looking back
you have been looking back
they have been looking back
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I looked back
you looked back
he/she/it looked back
we looked back
you looked back
they looked back
Past continuous
I was looking back
you were looking back
he/she/it was looking back
we were looking back
you were looking back
they were looking back
Past perfect
I had looked back
you had looked back
he/she/it had looked back
we had looked back
you had looked back
they had looked back
Past perfect continuous
I had been looking back
you had been looking back
he/she/it had been looking back
we had been looking back
you had been looking back
they had been looking back
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will look back
you will look back
he/she/it will look back
we will look back
you will look back
they will look back
Future continuous
I will be looking back
you will be looking back
he/she/it will be looking back
we will be looking back
you will be looking back
they will be looking back
Future perfect
I will have looked back
you will have looked back
he/she/it will have looked back
we will have looked back
you will have looked back
they will have looked back
Future perfect continuous
I will have been looking back
you will have been looking back
he/she/it will have been looking back
we will have been looking back
you will have been looking back
they will have been looking back
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would look back
you would look back
he/she/it would look back
we would look back
you would look back
they would look back
Conditional continuous
I would be looking back
you would be looking back
he/she/it would be looking back
we would be looking back
you would be looking back
they would be looking back
Conditional perfect
I would have look back
you would have look back
he/she/it would have look back
we would have look back
you would have look back
they would have look back
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been looking back
you would have been looking back
he/she/it would have been looking back
we would have been looking back
you would have been looking back
they would have been looking back
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you look back
we let´s look back
you look back
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to look back
Past participle
looked back
Present Participle
looking back
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LOOK BACK

look a gift-horse in the mouth
look after
look alive
look alive!
look as if butter wouldn´t melt in one´s mouth
look daggers
look down
look down one´s nose at
look forward to
look here
look like something the cat brought in
look lively
look on
look or feel (like) a million dollars
look over
look sharp
look sick
look someone in the eye
look someone in the face
look through

WORDS THAT END LIKE LOOK BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fall back
fight back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
lower back
on one´s back
pat on the back
pay back
pull back
put back
set back
sit back
slap on the back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of look back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «look back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LOOK BACK

Find out the translation of look back to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of look back from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «look back» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

回头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mirar hacia atrás
570 millions of speakers

English

look back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वापस देखो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ننظر إلى الوراء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оглянуться назад
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

olhar para trás
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছনে ফিরে তাকান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

regarder en arrière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lihat semula
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rückblick
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

振り返って見る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돌아 보면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Katon maneh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhìn lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திரும்பி பார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मागे बघ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arkana bak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

guardare indietro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spojrzeć wstecz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

озирнутися назад
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uite înapoi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοιτάξουμε πίσω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

terugkyk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

se tillbaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

se tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of look back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LOOK BACK»

The term «look back» is very widely used and occupies the 15.356 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LOOK BACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «look back» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «look back» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about look back

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10 QUOTES WITH «LOOK BACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word look back.
1
Kevyn Aucoin
Fights with my father were really quite brutal. I would not live his vision. I would not become who he wanted me to be. Everything I did was criticized. I would spend three months drawing something and show him, and he would look up from his paper and just look back down. I got no approval from him for anything I did that was creative.
2
Scott Aukerman
I look back on our productivity in the 'Mr. Show' days, and think, 'We probably could have worked harder.'
3
Jim Bakker
You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward is so much better than looking backward.
4
John Banville
Why does the past seem so magical, so fraught, so luminous? At the time it was just, ugh, another boring bloody day. But, to look back on, it's a day full of miracles and light and extraordinary events. Why is this? What process do we apply to the past, to give it this vividness? I don't know.
5
Manute Bol
God guided me to America and gave me a good job. But he also gave me a heart so I would look back.
6
Edie Brickell
You can look back at anything and wish you'd done something differently.
7
Jerry Bruckheimer
Well, I don't look back and celebrate. I just always worry about the next one.
8
George Carey
I mean, I can look back with great pleasure on what has happened in Sudan, and our commitment to people who are persecuted in that kind of way.
9
Adolf Eichmann
Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's need to think.
10
Steffi Graf
I never look back, I look forward.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LOOK BACK»

Discover the use of look back in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to look back and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Don't Look Back
Critically acclaimed across Europe and loved by fellow crime writers including Jo Nesbo, Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar.
Karin Fossum, 2008
2
Don't Look Back (Women of Justice Book #2): A Novel
Praise for Lynette Eason and the Women of Justice series "My friend Lynette has a hit on her hands with this romantic suspense. I enjoyed every minute."--Dee Henderson, bestselling author, the O'Malley series "Nonstop action.
Lynette Eason, 2010
3
Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way
Marcia Wallace's autobiography.
Marcia Wallace, 2004
4
Never Look Back
Praise for Lesley Pearse: 'With characters it is impossible not to care about ... this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail 'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella 'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's ...
Lesley Pearse, 2006
5
John Osborne's Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger is one of the few works of drama that are indisputably central to British culture in general, and its name is one of the most well-known in postwar cultural history.
Aleks Sierz, 2008
6
Don't Look Back: The David Bussau Story
David Bussau has lived and worked among the world's poor, had his life threatened by corrupt profiteers and born witness to natural and man-made disasters.
Philippa Tyndale, 2005
7
Don't Look Back
In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the New York Times bestselling author AMANDA QUICK, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its ...
Amanda Quick, 2003
8
The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the ...
Presents a history of the championship matches hosted by World Wrestling Entertainment, tracing their expansion and popularity throughout the world, and citing the contributions of such performers as Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and the ...
Kevin Sullivan, 2011
9
The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House
In The Way I See It, Melissa Anderson—remembered by many as “the blind sister”—tells her side of the story for the first time.
Melissa Anderson, 2011
10
Look Back in Anger
Seeing an advertisement for new plays in The Stage in 1956, Osborne submitted Look Back in Anger. Not only was the play produced, butit was to become considered asthe turning point in postwar British theatre. Osborne's protagonist, Jimmy ...
John Osborne, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LOOK BACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term look back is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jordan Spieth Will Look Back on the 2015 British Open as the 1 That …
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland—He was a stroke short, one swing of the 274 Jordan Spieth needed over the five days and four rounds of the British ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
2
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorcing—Take a Look Back
Take a look back at the country darling's cutest pics in the gallery below. What's your favorite Blake and Miranda memory? Sound off in the ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
3
Joe Kindregan: A Look Back At His Inspiring Life | Access Hollywood
Joe Kindregan: A Look Back At His Inspiring Life. Sharing powered by Po.st .... Joe Kindregan: A Look Back At... Christina Applegate tells ... «Access Hollywood, Jul 15»
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Newschannel 3 takes a look back at 65 years of community … - WWMT
This month, we're taking a look back at some of the memorable moments--with the help of meteorologist Keith Thompson, who's been here for ... «WWMT-TV, Jul 15»
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Photos provide look back at Nashville in 1985 - WSMV Channel 4
If you're a new resident of Nashville, you may be tired of hearing people say how much the city has changed. «WSMV Nashville, Jul 15»
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A look back at wild weekend for Boeheim's Army (photos, videos …
See the photos. ‹ › View/Post Comments. Comment on the A look back at wild weekend for Boeheim's Army (photos, videos, stories) slideshow. syracuse.com ... «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
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A look back at Tom Watson's five Open wins, and his near-miss in …
Tom Watson graced the Open Championship for 40 years before bidding an emotional farewell at St Andrews. We take a look back at his five ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
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Tim Krul angry after last season's events but can look back at 10 …
But Krul can look back on a 10-year stint at Newcastle that's had both ups and downs. The first time I met Krul was at Kingston Park after a ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
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A Look Back: July 20, 1925 - Special - The Repository - Canton, OH
A Look Back: July 20, 1925. A grisly day in the news on the front page of The Repository on July 20, 1925. email · print. Comment. Gary Brown «Canton Repository, Jul 15»
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2014 NFL rewind: A look back at the Arizona Cardinals 14-6 win …
The Week 11 game at home against the Detroit Lions was the first game the Arizona Cardinals played following quarterback Carson Palmer's ... «Revenge of the Birds, Jul 15»

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