To or At: He looked to/at me

Hello everybody

Could anyone please tell me the difference between the given sentences?

1- He looked to me. (Novel: Angels and Demons)
2- He looked at me.

Evers yours


Hi Tom

He looked at me is what he does with his eyes when he focuses them on you. :lol:

He looked to me is figurative with a meaning similar to “expect” or “hope”. The information about what is expected or hoped for must also be in the sentence (or already understood from a previous sentence).

For example:
He looked to me for help. = He hoped/expected to get help from me.