Definition of lose sight of in English:

lose sight of


  • 1Be no longer able to see.

    ‘when night fell, the crew lost sight of the strange monster’
    • ‘Mr Purvis and a local fire fighter were lifted by helicopter from an area on the front line when air crew lost sight of the men through the smoke.’
    • ‘I lost sight of him but assumed he would be able to keep himself occupied.’
    • ‘By losing sight of all these more successful friends and surrounding yourself with losers, you will be able to guarantee a high level of self-esteem.’
    • ‘It had a villain, Amjad Khan, who was trying to recover some diamonds he had stolen and then lost sight of.’
    • ‘Darren nods to Adam before he loses sight of him.’
    • ‘I could have been better at following up with writers whom we published and then lost sight of.’
    • ‘My copilot and crew chief were concerned we might lose sight of the ship.’
    • ‘Natalia stopped in front of the waterfall, once again losing sight of Aeden and not being able to find him again.’
    • ‘I remember feeling dread as I lost sight of the frothy waters and went popeye at 150 feet.’
    • ‘Second, remember the basics and have a way out if you lose sight of your wingman.’
    1. 1.1 Fail to consider, be aware of, or remember.
      ‘we should not lose sight of the fact that the issues involved are moral ones’
      • ‘That is not to say we won't fail, falter or lose sight of our intentions.’
      • ‘Participants must be able to put in their best efforts without losing sight of the collaborative and supportive process and yet not feel threatened of being wiped off the marketplace.’
      • ‘I think this House often loses sight of the fact that adults should be able to make those sorts of choices in their own lives.’
      • ‘On the other hand, it is a little disturbing that both commercial and public broadcasters seem to have lost sight of what viewers consider viable.’
      • ‘He added that people are failing to lose sight of some of the work that's already being done to help correct this problem.’
      • ‘In the process it lost sight of what Lebensphilosophie considered more real - the intuitive perception.’
      • ‘They get fascinated by some toy they're playing with and lose sight of all other considerations.’
      • ‘But MacLennan keeps slipping into the familiar, sparkling context of the decadent era, losing sight of the historically neglected relationship at hand.’
      • ‘So we are able to ensure that we will never lose sight of the fact that all things work together for the purposes of God.’
      • ‘An architect by training, Cohen has to be able to master details from dozens of sources without losing sight of the big picture.’
      pay little attention to, pay no attention to, let slide, not attend to, be remiss about, be lax about, leave undone, lose sight of, skimp on, shirk, skip
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