He looks out for all the possible support he can gain from the villagers, and at the same time looks in for inner courage that will prepares him for the worst result. (He wants to be elected by fellow villagers)
I know “look out for” as a phrase only means ‘to be aware of something/one’s existence. Here I use “look out for” to refer to “search for something in the outside world”, and “look in for”, to mean “discover something within oneself”.
Will the readers understand the "out" as an adverbs to modify "look for" without setting sight on "look out" as an idiom? Does "look in for" make sense?