Definition of lo in English:

lo

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Pronunciation: /ləʊ
 
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exclamation

archaic
Used to draw attention to an interesting or amazing event: and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them

Origin

natural exclamation: first recorded as in Old English; reinforced in Middle English by a shortened form of loke 'look!', imperative of look.

Phrases

lo and behold

Used to present a new scene, situation, or turn of events, often with the suggestion that, though 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

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