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look back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook back phrasal verb1 REMEMBERto think about something that happened in the past on/to When I look back on those days I realize I was desperately unhappy. Looking back on it, I still can’t figure out what went wrong.2 never look backCONTINUE/NOT STOP to become more and more successful, especially after a particular success After winning the scholarship he never looked back. look→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
look backReviewing involves looking back over what happened during the experience in a non-judgemental way.We can look back to a similar situation hundreds of years ago - the taming of knights in the Middle Ages.Looking back on itLooking back on it , I'm glad I was not offered the position.So I went into the army. Looking back on it, I realize it was some sort of act of rebellion.I have never been cheered so loudly! Looking back on it now, I am not sorry that I went.never look backAfter Berg left baseball in 1978, he never looked back.After this he would never look back.And it was a strange feeling for Lois when she saw Paul do just that and never look back.He grabbed the points race lead for good in late April and virtually never looked back.Her studies were interrupted by the opportunity to go into local politics, from which she has never looked back.Mandy Rice-Davies meant good times, and never looking back.Once he learned to ride his gains and cut his losses, he never looked back.Today their dreams have come true partially because they burned their bridges and never looked back.She never looked back to see what was chasing her, just woke in a cramped sweat, breathless and in tears.
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Verb table
look
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylook
he, she, itlooks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylooked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave looked
he, she, ithas looked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad looked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill look
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have looked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam looking
he, she, itis looking
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you, we, theyare looking
Past
I, he, she, itwas looking
you, we, theywere looking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been looking
he, she, ithas been looking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been looking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be looking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been looking
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