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look (oneself)

To have one's normal appearance of health or wellbeing. Often used in negative constructions. Are you feeling all right, Janet? You're not looking yourself today. After a couple days of proper rest, Jim was looking himself again.
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alive/sharp Informal
To act or respond quickly: Look alive! We leave in five minutes.
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Alice looked on with great interest as the King took an enormous memorandum-book out of his pocket, and began writing.
But when they set the bier down on the threshold, they looked at one another, and at me, and whispered.
But when I mentioned the subject to Adam he looked uneasy and turned the conversation.
But she had not felt as if she looked cheerful when she gazed at the tree.
"I do want him to think I look well, and tell them so at home," said Amy to herself, as she put on Flo's old white silk ball dress, and covered it with a cloud of fresh illusion, out of which her white shoulders and golden head emerged with a most artistic effect.
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.
The bread and meat were acceptable, and the beer was warming and tingling, and I was soon in spirits to look about me.
The soldiers were silent, and looked at Alice, as the question was evidently meant for her.
They brought jays here from all over the United States to look down that hole, every summer for three years.
Huck, I never see anything look any more naturaler than what It does."
He could look at a shop-girl and tell you to an hour how long it had been since she had eaten anything more nourishing than marshmallows and tea.
For one moment the coast guardsman hesitated; then he obeyed her look. He gave the boat a push which sent it grinding down the pebbles into the sea.
What was all this though--even all this--to the extraordinary dissipation that ensued, when Kit, walking into an oyster-shop as bold as if he lived there, and not so much as looking at the counter or the man behind it, led his party into a box--a private box, fitted up with red curtains, white table-cloth, and cruet- stand complete--and ordered a fierce gentleman with whiskers, who acted as waiter and called him, him Christopher Nubbles, 'sir,' to bring three dozen of his largest-sized oysters, and to look sharp about it!
The hollowness and thinness of his face would have caused them to look large, under his yet dark eyebrows and his confused white hair, though they had been really otherwise; but, they were naturally large, and looked unnaturally so.
If you would know the age of the earth, look upon the sea in a storm.