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I haven't understand, what difference in meaning:

"He looked back at her."

and

"He looked back out at her."

Thank for your meaning!

This phrase from the book (no ads!), some wider context:

Mickey carried the gems to the small bathroom and flicked the switch. “I’ll be damned.” He looked back out at her. “This isn’t natural?”

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"back" and "out" aren't really connected (e.g. it's not some kind of expression)... It means he looked back at her, and he looked out at her, simultaneously...

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