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look into


  • Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship
    Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v look into examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition "check the brakes","Check out the engine"
    • v look into investigate scientifically "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The queen looks into her magic mirror The queen looks into her magic mirror
Mother Hubbard and dog looking into bare cupboard Mother Hubbard and dog looking into bare cupboard
Children looking into well Children looking into well
William, knocking into his father while not looking where he is going William, knocking into his father while not looking where he is going

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
    • Look into to inspect closely
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  • Lord Chesterfield
    “You must look into people, as well as at them.”
  • Confucius
    “If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.”
  • Wilfred T. Grenfell
    Wilfred T. Grenfell
    “Oh, how bitter it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.”
  • Stevie Wonder
    Stevie Wonder
    “Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.”
  • Oprah Winfrey
    “When I look into the future, it is so bright it burns my eyes.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lócian, to look.


In literature:

Sindri came and looked into the fire.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
She kissed Catherine once or twice, then she drew herself back suddenly, looking into the other's face.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He looked into the eyes of the children and there was melody; he gazed up at the stars and there was harmony.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He remembered going into his mother's bedroom and looking into the wardrobe where she kept her dresses.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Did you ever look into the eyes of Fritz and see straight down into his gallant heart?
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
She then went to look into her mouse-trap, where she found six mice, all alive, and ordered Cinderella to lift up a little the trap-door.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Neither looked into the other's eyes.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He turned his hat over and looked into its greasy and battered crown modestly.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A look of contentment came into Verena's face.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
If any doubts assailed him, a look into Lancaster's face and into the faces of the other men dispelled them.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
He glanced back and looked into the eyes of Shif'less Sol directly behind him.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He had meant to hold up his head, and if people looked into his face to look frankly back into their faces.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Next time I look into your face, please God, we shall be in safety.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
Emeline thinks because I look into things I'm not to be trusted.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
Maria raised her white hands towards him, and her eyelids drooped, even while she looked into his face.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Scott had dismounted and stood looking into the ravine which had widened into a valley.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
The child said not a word, nor did she cry; but each time the little door was opened she gave a long, long look into the yard.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The man looked into her steady gray eyes.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
He walked over to the window and stood looking into the street with unseeing eyes.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
One look into those eyes would have been enough for me!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking

In poetry:

Because I stand in silence when your eyes
Look softly into mine;
Because no words to my poor lips arise,
Because I give no sign;
"The Depth of Love" by Charles Hanson Towne
She looked: her eyes were beauty’s own;
She shed their sweetness into his;
Nor spared the married wife one moan
That bitterest is.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
"So look'd my bride, so sweetly mild,
On me her beauty's slave;
But whilst she look'd, and whilst she smiled,
She sunk into the grave.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
She looked up to the heavens aloft,
To the little stars bright above
The dead man sank into his grave,
Ne’er again she saw her love.
"Knight Aagen And The Maiden Else" by William Morris
Lost loved ones met and clasped me here;
I looked into their eyes serene,
They spake to me, and I did hear
As I were walking in a dream.
"The Isle of Sleep" by Kate Seymour Maclean
It was a pleasant summer's day,
The sun shone forth with cheering ray,
Methought a little lovely child
Looked up into my face and smiled.
"A Voice From The Dungeon" by Anne Bronte

In news:

Investigators are looking into a fire that took place on Old Mill Road Friday.
), chairman of the House Telecommunications Subcommittee, will conduct hearings next year to look into the networks' election-night coverage.
On Looking into Chapman's News.
On Looking Into Fitzgerald's Homer.
Federal investigators looking into fatal parasailing crash in Florida.
A central Georgia animal shelter is closed as investigators look into two cases of parvo, an often-deadly virus that attacks dogs.
Today, deputies in our area looked into tips she may have been seen around here.
SUSPICIOUS CONDITION, SOM CENTER ROAD: A woman said Nov 7 she returned to her apartment to find the door's peephole missing and a hole in its place that allowed anyone to look into her apartment.
Investigators are looking into the theft of a painting of Magnolia Mound Plantation from an inmate artist at Sunday's Angola Prison Rodeo.
The AG's office promises to look into more than 6,000 individual items.
The village board has give a developer approval to look into building a convention center and water theme park.
WIVES' TALES: Stephen Yang said he was interested in looking into the effects of the drug Silodosin after hearing the reactions of patients who had taken it.
Look into the eyes of a 3- or 4-year-old Texan.
Barbara Thompson to hire a private investigator to look into allegations of grade changes at three district schools, according to a report on the WSFA website.
Shacknai hired San Diego based Elite Services to look into the sudden deaths that rocked his world.

In science:

Turning to S > 3/2, it is now clear that the generic phase diagram in the R-δ plane for S = 2 will look like one of the two insets shown in Fig 1, with the putative S5 symmetric point P5 splitting into lower-order multicritical points as shown.
Permutation-Symmetric Multicritical Points in Random Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains
To show that the model is renormalizable we must also look into the interactions vertices.
Noncommutative Supersymmetric Theories
On a different line, we already started to look into the analytical characterization of the family of distributions that we found for the random manifold case.
Universal Statistics of the Critical Depinning Force of Elastic Systems in Random Media
At this point we can’t claim yet that F is the morphism we are looking for since we need to show that it will differentiate properly along the field X to map X into Y .
Order Reduction of Optimal Control Systems
Let us account for the Data-Pull Model (DPM) on which the control part of Pspectra is based before looking into the Data-Reactive Model (DRM).
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Let us look into a way to directly apply these properties to the Esterel system.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Next we look into the case when J ⊂ M, where M has a simple Wedderburn factor S .
Simple subalgebras of simple special Jordan algebras
To formalize the notion of of “definable function into R” we will need to look at classes Xa of parametrically definable sets.
Integration in valued fields
Let us now look into the structure of this construction in more detail.
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
Let us look at the partition into K cubes Bx .
Isoperimetric inequalities and mixing time for a random walk on a random point process
Another way to look at the Fourier transform equation (2) is as a decomposition of f into a combination of harmonics (the basis functions {e−iωt}).
Random sampling in chirp space
This was our original motivation for looking into this problem! The issue with von Mohrenschildt’s work is that it needs a ring in both the value and range domains.
A canonical form for some piecewise defined functions
Then we look into which of the above intervals the random number falls.
Discrete random walk models for space-time fractional diffusion
The geometric construction we briefly sketched in the introduction looks at the triangulated surface as getting decomposed into its fundamental cylindrical components of finite height.
From random Regge triangulations to open strings
Taking into account that depths only try to rank points according to their closeness to the center of P, it is reasonable to measure the resemblance between DT, k (·, P ) and DM (·, P ) looking only at the ranks of the points.
The random Tukey depth