Used to draw attention to an interesting or amazing event.
look, see, lo
- ‘and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them’
- lo and behold
Used to present a new scene, situation, or turn of events, often with the suggestion that although surprising, it could in fact have been predicted.‘you took me out and, lo and behold, I got home to find my house had been ransacked’
- ‘I did what he suggested and lo and behold, I had the power to beat those road monsters.’
- ‘And lo and behold, I think he's out of the government now, which is a really good thing.’
- ‘I was walking through Chelsea last night when, lo and behold, I see a laundromat.’
- ‘Today though, I decided to call them myself - and lo and behold, they've promised not to send any more stuff to the wrong address.’
- ‘Then he went into hip hop and, lo and behold, it turned out fine.’
- ‘Sometimes other people happen to be championing the artist at the same time, and lo and behold, they get national radio play.’
- ‘So she went and turned the TV on, and lo and behold, there he was on television.’
- ‘But lo and behold, he finds himself in court and ordered, under the laws of the land, to increase his prices.’
- ‘And lo and behold, it turns out it was exactly a year ago today.’
Natural exclamation: first recorded as lā in Old English; reinforced in Middle English by a shortened form of loke ‘look!’, imperative of look.
A person's young son or daughter (particularly used in online forums)
- ‘my LO doesn't nap during the day’
Early 21st century abbreviation of little one.