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Definition of "looking-for" [looking-for]

  • Expectation; anticipation; foreboding. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "looking-for" in a sentence
  • "The schooling which Charles had been receiving a number of weeks in connection with the most fearful looking-for of the threatened wrath of the trader made it much easier for him than for her to see how he could be provided for."
  • "But in the heart of Hermas there was no song, no bloom, no light -- only speechless anguish, and a certain fearful looking-for of desolation."
  • "Misery-or at least misery unrelieved-is confined to another period, to the days of suspense and the "dreadful looking-for" of departure; when the old life is running to an end, and the new life, with its new interests, not yet begun: and to the pain of an imminent parting, there is added the unrest of a state of conscious pre-existence."