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look at someone or something

to examine someone or something. The doctor needs to look at the wound before you leave. You had better have the doctor look at you. That is a nasty wound.
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References in classic literature ?
I tell you what: it's a lovely day, let's go and have another look at it," said Vronsky, addressing Anna.
It was a grand spectacle, but not so grand as to keep his eyes, for half a minute together, from stealing a look at the man upon the bed.
But do look at his mouth, grandpapa, and ask the price; I am sure he would grow young in our meadows.
Call Estella," she repeated, flashing a look at me.
Arthur Donnithorne would take a good deal of trouble for the chance of seeing her; that he always placed himself at church so as to have the fullest view of her both sitting and standing; that he was constantly finding reason for calling at the Hall Farm, and always would contrive to say something for the sake of making her speak to him and look at him.
My eyes wandered back to the upper shelf; and, like the fool I was (there is no milder word that can fitly describe me at that moment), I took the photograph out again, and enraged myself uselessly by another look at it.
Jim, darling," she cried, "don't look at me that way.
How do you expect me to look at a woman who calls me a villain to my face?
It made this kind and careful mother shiver only to look at those small feet, with nothing in the world on them, except a very thin pair of white slippers.
The thought of Wakem roused new vibrations, and after a moment's pause he began to look at the coat he had on, and to feel in his side-pocket.
Other people began to come into the room, and to pass her, but she did not speak to any of them or even look at them, and at last, as if it were necessary to do something, she sat down in a chair, and looked quietly and fixedly in front of her.
The boy was so restless that I had not had a chance to look at his face before.
There is one cock who gets upon a post to crow, and seems to take particular notice of me as I look at him through the kitchen window, who makes me shiver, he is so fierce.
Look at Old Stony Phiz and then at the Old Man of the Mountain, and see if they are not as like as two twin brothers
Let me look at your forehead," he says, bending down.