One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Visible.‘the youth was keeping him in view’
perceptible, perceivable, seeable, observable, noticeable, easily seen, detectable, discernible, recognizable, in view, in sight, on view, on displayView synonyms
- ‘When fish were not in view for the entire observation period, sampling was abandoned and restarted when the fish reappeared.’
- ‘The see-through tent with the bridge in view, the Andes range always visible and the great river surging ahead completed our tableau.’
- ‘The driver, a man in late forties, early fifties, slowly rose in view, obviously knocked to the side as the truck was hit from behind.’
- ‘The new Woolworths just off Glengariff road in Sea Point was in view as we noticed a Brazilian goddess walking over the road.’
- ‘The way ahead needs to be clearly signposted, the destination obvious and in view.’
2As one's aim or in one's mind.‘the operation they had in view’
- ‘Today what people have in view is eliminating suffering from the world.’
- ‘There is a third possibility: that he courted a struggle to see what came of it, determined to manipulate that struggle to gain certain ends which he had in view.’
- ‘They ought to stand aside for someone without sentiment and with a fair and open mind with the club's honour in view.’
- ‘The titles of some of Mr Walsh's papers will serve to throw light on the particular objects which he had in view.’
- ‘This giving of the law had in view the ultimate purpose of God, that we might be righteoused by faith.’
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