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look for (someone or something)

1. To search for someone or something. I'm looking for my sister—have you seen her? The neighbors are out looking for their dog yet again.
2. To pursue or seek something. Gerry has been looking for love in all the wrong places. Once he started saying all those harsh things, I knew he was just looking for a fight.
3. To anticipate or await something. Look for my card—I put it in the mail yesterday.
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look for someone or something

to seek someone or something. I am looking for Mr. William Wilson. Do you know where he lives? I am looking for the address of Bill Wilson.
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look for

1. Search for; also, seek out. For example, A search party was sent to look for the lost fliers, or Those kids are just looking for trouble. [Late 1500s]
2. Expect, anticipate, as in Look for a change of weather in March. [Early 1500s]
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look for

v.
1. To search for something or someone; seek something or someone: I was late because I was looking for my keys.
2. To hope for or expect something: Look for a change of weather in March.
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References in classic literature ?
Now, they will be far from looking for us among the Puritans; therefore, with the Puritans we must go."
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Sometimes they come looking for us. As dream journeyers, we may choose to go looking for them.
"Clients today are looking for us to provide more than real estate solutions.
'That was the worst we have played this season and, probably, the best TNS have played, so I am looking for us to bounce back in style against Bangor,' said Aberystwyth player-manager Gary Finley.
'We had a great 6-1 win at Caersws in midweek, following a dip in form, so I am looking for us to build on that performance,' said Citizens' manager Peter Davenport.
At our best, we do seek to be welcoming to those who come to us, warmly receiving those who find their way to the church door, especially if they are "like us." Yet even at our best, we seem to generally lack not only the resources but also the awareness of the need to reach out to those who have not come looking for us but nonetheless need the Christ and are included in Isaiah's vision of God's wide embrace.
"Why weren't they looking for us?" was Captain Charles McVay's anguished thought as distress signals went unheeded.
We stand at curbside looking first one way, then the other for a chauffeur who might be looking for us. He waves us toward a black Mercedes-Benz with black tinted windows.
"People will be looking for us now and that's something that comes from playing so well against the top teams in the country," said the club captain who is enjoying a rich vein of personal form himself in the twilight of his playing career.
"People will be looking for us to play like that every week and we have got to try and live up to that."
We knew they would be looking for us early and it was just a matter of sitting tight.
Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE: NMR) (TYO: 8604) (AMS: 8604) is planning to repeat its rapid growth in Europe by developing its US business, though the bank is not actively looking for US acquisitions.