lo


lo

lo 1[loh] ExamplesWord Origin interjection

  1. look! see! (frequently used in Biblical expressions; now usually used as an expression of surprise in the phrase lo and behold).

Origin of lo 1 before 900; Middle English; conflation of lo exclamation of surprise, grief, or joy, O! (Old English lā; see la2) and lo, shortened form of loke (Old English lōca), imperative of loken to look lo 2[loh] adjective

  1. an informal, simplified spelling of low1, used especially in labeling or advertising commercial products: lo calorie.

Examples from the Web for lo Contemporary Examples of lo

  • Brands like Lo & Sons and Delsey are already tapping Travel Noire to connect with black travelers.

    ‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement

    Charlise Ferguson

    January 4, 2015

  • And lo, Snowballs—underpants which can hold a flexible gel pack that you store in the freezer—was born.

    Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes

    Tom Sykes

    December 22, 2014

  • And lo and behold, she was determined to sink the mining industry, and we were determined to fight for our community.

    ‘Pride’: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year, and the Film Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Want You to See

    Marlow Stern

    October 13, 2014

  • “In a sense, the masses are not organized,” says Lo, who is with the South China Morning Post.

    Occupy Hong Kong Hangs On

    Lennox Samuels

    September 30, 2014

  • Lo thinks the local government should designate one or two protest sites and leave the demonstrators alone.

    Occupy Hong Kong Hangs On

    Lennox Samuels

    September 30, 2014

  • Historical Examples of lo

  • Then I heard a voice, saying, ‘Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!’

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • But, the letter read, lo, there was the same disappointment as of old!

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • There shall be a sound of lamentation; lo, then we shall rest.

    The Babylonian Legends of the Creation

    British Museum

  • Verily their way shall be filled with disaster; lo, then we shall rest.

    The Babylonian Legends of the Creation

    British Museum

  • But when the division of all this wealth came to be made, lo!

    Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates

    Howard Pyle

  • British Dictionary definitions for lo lo interjection

    1. look! see! (now often in the phrase lo and behold)

    Word Origin for lo Old English lā LO abbreviation for

    1. hello

    Word Origin and History for lo interj.

    early 13c., from Old English la, exclamation of surprise, grief, or joy; influenced in Middle English by lo!, short for lok “look!” imperative of loken “to look” (see look (v.)). Expression lo and behold attested by 1779.

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