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look (out) onto (something)

To have a clear and direct view of something or some place; to face or open out onto something or some place. The apartment looks onto a stunning view of the beach. The patio looked out onto the main square of the city, where I used to watch people going about their daily business.
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look on

To watch some action or activity as a spectator. With a stadium of fans looking on, the pressure was on for him to make the field goal.
See also: look, on

look (out) on (to) something

[for something] to face onto something or some place. The balcony looks out onto the meadow. My window looks onto the street.
See also: look, on

look on (with someone)

to share and read from someone else's notes, paper, book, music, etc. I don't have a copy of the notice, but I will look on with Carlo. Carla has a copy of the music. She doesn't mind if I look on.
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look on

to be a spectator and watch what is happening without participating. The beating took place while a policeman looked on. While the kittens played, the mother cat looked on contentedly.
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look on

1. Also, look upon. Regard in a certain way, as in I looked on him as a second father, or We looked upon her as a worthy successor. [Early 1600s]
2. Be a spectator, watch, as in She rode the horse around the ring as her parents looked on. [Late 1500s]
3. Also, look on with. Read from someone's book, paper, or music at the same time, as in I forgot my score; can I look on with you? [Late 1800s]
See also: look, on

look on

v.
1. To watch an incident or event without participating in it: The firefighters battled the blaze while dozens of neighbors looked on. I looked on while my teacher prepared the lesson.
2. To regard someone or something in a certain way: The boss looked on the new employee as incompetent.
See also: look, on
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He said besides fasting, Ramadan also teaches its followers to look onto overall social wellbeing of the society.
According to her, the main thing she carries about is God and that she would not want anyone to be distracted by her look, but that they should concentrate more on the inherent messages in her songs and above all, to look onto God.
Prosecutor Martina McGuigan said: "The family are neighbours of the accused and their properties look onto each other.
Planning officers say that it is only the ground floor flats of Curzon Place, which face east or north east, that will potentially be affected by loss of views or light as their living room windows will look onto the office block.
As part of a $3.7 million summertime project at the Mundelein-area campus, classrooms received new interactive projectors, walls that can be written upon with erasable markers, new lighting, fresh carpet and storefront-style windows that look onto the hallways.
"I also don't directly look onto anything so it's very nice and open, and there are no houses looking onto my garden either.
We are told any man worth the title of a MAN would look onto his hands and acknowledge what they were meant to do to love and to protect women any woman!
Chirom has appealed to the state government to look onto the positive aspect of arrow and bow making.
It takes a deep look onto the reality of the life we are living; it also asks the question about who leads our thoughts and choices.
RESIDENTS whose homes look onto a secluded space say they are sick of it being a dumping ground for fly-tippers and drug abusers.
'We will refer this matter to our appropriate department to look onto this.
That is probably the understatement of the year, and it's unacceptable that people nearby have to look onto this day in and day out while paying a small fortune in council tax.
Caption: Windows look onto the lost lives of astronauts.
Caption: A sketch of the proposed over- look onto the Little River will likely be destroyed when the ice jam causes the ice to freeze and flow over into the park, which it does about twice per winter.