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look back

To reminisce about something that happened in the past. I had a great childhood and look back on those days very fondly.
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look back

 (at someone or something) and look back (on someone or something)
1. Lit. to gaze back and try to get a view of someone or something. She looked back at the city and whispered a good-bye to everything she had ever cared for. I went away and never looked back.
2. Fig. to think about someone or something in the past. When I look back on Frank, I do remember his strange manner, come to think of it. When I look back, lam amazed at all I have accomplished.
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look back

1. Remember or think about the past, as in When Mom looked back on the early days of their marriage, she wondered how they'd managed with so little money . [Late 1500s]
2. not look back; never look back. Never show signs of interrupted progress, never return to past circumstances. For example, Once he'd won the Pulitzer Prize, he never looked back. [Late 1800s]
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look back

v.
1. To direct one's gaze backward: The travelers looked back to the city as they boarded the ship.
2. To think about the past; retrospect: At the high school reunion, everyone looked back at the good times they had shared.
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Unlike previous books, wherein his images were singular in nature and relatively straightforward representations of the things Feelings saw or experienced, Soul Looks Back In Wonder is a representation of what he thinks and represents a culmination of a process he began in the late '50s.
As Artforum turns forty this month, senior editor Eric Banks looks back at the magazine's inaugural issue, launched in San Francisco by founding editor-publisher John Irwin as a medium for the "free exchange of critical opinions.
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Art historian Katy Siegel, who joined our masthead last month as contributing editor, looks back at Steinberg's paradigm-shifting essay.
Photo: (1--Color) Padres starter Kevin Brown looks back toward first base during his masterful 3-0 shutout of the Braves.
Interestingly, Evans looks back on the experience and considers it crucial to her overall development.