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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
And I feel it would be a great evil for you if your affections continued so fixed on me that you could think of no other man who might be able to make you happier by his love than I ever can, and if you continued to look towards something in the future which cannot possibly happen.
But rather than look at the downside in a week like this you should look towards something that's positive.
I want to look towards something that I call 'a materialistic spirituality'.
"By Christmas, I think I'll be a has-been, so I've got to look towards something else.