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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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References in classic literature ?
So to avoid any danger she always used to feed on a high cliff near the sea, with her sound eye looking towards the land.
Rosamond and Will stood motionless--they did not know how long-- he looking towards the spot where Dorothea had stood, and she looking towards him with doubt.
But now, when all purpose was gone, that habit of looking towards the money and grasping it with a sense of fulfilled effort made a loam that was deep enough for the seeds of desire; and as Silas walked homeward across the fields in the twilight, he drew out the money and thought it was brighter in the gathering gloom.
She skated a little uncertainly; taking her hands out of the little muff that hung on a cord, she held them ready for emergency, and looking towards Levin, whom she had recognized, she smiled at him, and at her own fears.
'He's my landlord,' thought John, as he took a candle in his hand, and setting it down in a corner out of the wind's way, opened a casement in the rear of the house, looking towards the stables.
'Don't be too sure of that,' said Mr Haredale, looking towards him as he spoke.
We got out; and leaving him to hold the pony, went into a long low parlour looking towards the street, from the window of which I caught a glimpse, as I went in, of Uriah Heep breathing into the pony's nostrils, and immediately covering them with his hand, as if he were putting some spell upon him.
One said: "William, your life is intolerable." The other: "What can you do to alter it?" I walked fast, for it was a cold, frosty night in January; as I approached my lodgings, I turned from a general view of my affairs to the particular speculation as to whether my fire would be out; looking towards the window of my sitting-room, I saw no cheering red gleam.
Not these countenances, I am sure," looking towards the Miss Bertrams; "and for a theatre, what signifies a theatre?
He added that until now the UN had only stood with the powerful but the Muslim world was looking towards the international organisation and waiting to see if it would stand with them.
MUZAFFARABAD -- Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider said Kashmiris are looking towards Pakistan after India ended special status of Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD -- The government on Tuesday called for unity among political parties over the Kashmir cause, saying that Kashmiris are looking towards Pakistanis in the time of need.
Imran Khan said world is looking towards Pakistan as a country full of strategic and investment opportunities due to untiring efforts of the incumbent government.
He will be back in the side this afternoon for the third/ fourth play-off match against Switzerland desperate for a medal, but Alexander-Arnold (below) is also looking towards next summer's Euro 2020 conclusion.