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look through, (1) be visible (S.) 2H4 IV. iv. 120 “life looks through and will break out” ; (b) be visible through (S.) Shr. Ind. ii. 12 “my toes look through the overleather,” Ham. IV. vii. 151 “that our drift” “look through our bad performance”; look up, cheer up, take courage (S.) Wint. V. i. 215, 2H4 IV. iv. 113, Ham. III. iii. 50; look upon, look on, be a mere spectator (S.) Wint. V. iii. 100, 3H6 II. iii. 27 “whiles the foe doth . . . look upon, as if the tragedy Were play'd in jest,” Troil. V. vi. 10.
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