look about

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look about (for someone or something)

to try to locate someone or something. I have to look about for someone to serve as a babysitter. I don't see it here. I'll have to look about.
See also: look
References in classic literature ?
The bread and meat were acceptable, and the beer was warming and tingling, and I was soon in spirits to look about me.
I say, gentlemen, my uncle stopped here, for a minute, to look about him; and then, paying a compliment to the weather, which had a little cleared up, though the moon was sinking, walked on again, as royally as before; keeping the middle of the road with great dignity, and looking as if he would very much like to meet with somebody who would dispute possession of it with him.