look toward

look toward

1. To glance, gaze, or turn one's face in the direction of someone or something. I looked toward the door and saw my bride entering the chapel. If you'll all look toward the chalkboard on the right, you can see a diagram of how osmosis works. Everyone on the boat looked toward the whales breaching off the starboard side.
2. To consider, regard, or think about something. We're looking toward the future with this broad range of investments our company is making. I've begun looking toward an alternative production method.
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look toward someone or something

to face in the direction of someone or something. Look toward Sarah and see where she is standing. Isn't that a lovely garden she's in? Look toward the sea and see what a sunset is meant to look like.
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References in classic literature ?
"My son's exclamation caused me to look toward the spot where I had seen the deceased [sic] an instant before, but he was not there, nor was he anywhere visible.
And he used to look towards the table with his eyes full of tears.
They waited, but the schoolmaster cast no look towards them, and still sat, thoughtful and silent, in the little porch.
Often after dark, when I was pulling the bellows for Joe, and we were singing Old Clem, and when the thought how we used to sing it at Miss Havisham's would seem to show me Estella's face in the fire, with her pretty hair fluttering in the wind and her eyes scorning me, - often at such a time I would look towards those panels of black night in the wall which the wooden windows then were, and would fancy that I saw her just drawing her face away, and would believe that she had come at last.
3 EARLY MORNING: Look toward the east-southeast to see the Moon and Mars rising a little more than 3[degrees] apart.
Should the people look toward our armed forces to come to our rescue?
"It's good that the fate of the Western Balkans is in our hands yet we need to realize that the past should remain in the past while we should look toward the future," Borisov said after meeting the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdic.
It makes sense for large tech companies to look toward the new generation as a continual profit driver.
Contributors from Europe and Australia look toward the future of technology uses in education.
"As investors increasingly look toward real estate securities globally to diversify their equity portfolios, they require more sophisticated risk measurement tools to benchmark their returns.
Ranging from "The Ecology of Cities", to "What on Earth is Life?", to a straightforward "Manifesto for the Earth" (co-written with Ted Mosquin) that stresses the importance of reducing human population levels and human consumptive excess, particularly in developed countries, the essays convey an urgent need to protect dwindling natural resources and look toward sustainable coexistence.
Strengthening the group's efforts is the fact that several of the participants in the 1960s demonstrations are still with us today, both to speak of the past and look toward the future.
Now leading the Beaverton School District farther north in the state, Jerome Colonna--or Jerry, as he's known by friends--helps others look toward the greater good.
As they began to look toward other markets in recent years, Brazilian companies realized they had lost valuable time.
There is also a look toward the future with a peek at ideas for further space travel and creation of stellar outposts.