Definition of in (or within) sight of in US English:

in (or within) sight of

phrase

  • 1So as to see or be seen from.

    ‘I climbed the hill and came in sight of the house’
    • ‘What a delight it was, to see interracial couples strolling unselfconsciously through the merry crowds - there on East Battery, within sight of Fort Sumter itself!’
    • ‘I feel I know more about Arsenal's new stadium eight miles across town than I do about what's going on within sight of my place.’
    • ‘Most visitors choose to bunk up within sight of the 800-year-old ruins that adorn the headland above the beach - thus leaving the hinterland pretty much deserted, and waiting for you and me.’
    • ‘She got within sight of the first hill she had climbed and that's when she saw the car.’
    • ‘International and local journalists gathered with other friends of Helene earlier Thursday to lay flowers at the site of his death, which is within sight of Gbagbo's offices in downtown Abidjan.’
    • ‘Some also spoke of their fears of a strange cave situated down the hill from the fort and within sight of the great rock that the Brigantes called the Table of the Lizards.’
    • ‘‘I have noticed an increase of waste and sewage refuse which is suffocating not only the fish, but those of us who once thought we were privileged to live within sight of the river,’ said Mr Kaye.’
    • ‘He still denies murdering eight-year-old stepdaughter Zoe and dumping her body in a badger sett on a hill within sight of the family's home in Pepper Place.’
    • ‘A second Roll of Honour, listing 52 names, was placed in the Chapel of Remembrance at the South Stoneham Cemetery, in 1991, within sight of the place where so many good people lost their lives.’
    • ‘Apart from 16 years when Mr Merritt lived at Potterne, he spent all his life within sight of Roundway Hill.’
    1. 1.1 Within reach of; close to attaining.
      ‘he was safe for the moment and in sight of victory’
      • ‘Glen Chapple's six for 66 at Hove put troubled Lancashire in sight of victory over Sussex.’
      • ‘Carolynne, 23, and Alistair, 25, are now within sight of the prize and an end to 10 gruelling weeks battling first to get into the academy and then singing every week to survive.’
      • ‘Charlestown, within sight of ending their losing sequence, had their expectations dashed by a late Ballinrobe surge, in this third round fixture at Charlestown on Saturday evening.’
      • ‘Both he and Knight fell to catches by Flower, but Bell and Troughton played some wonderful cricket to take Warwickshire to within sight of victory.’
      • ‘Riki Wessels, the son of Northants coach Kepler, made a promising 26 and Damien Wright weighed in with 32 as the home side closed within sight of a full hand of batting points.’
      • ‘Wales' Becky Morgan, who has also come within sight of a first win in America, was the leading British player after a topsy-turvy final round of 69 that secured a tie for 15th.’
      • ‘The Castlerea midfielder fired over four points in a row from a variety of angles and difficulties to bring his side within sight of their opponents.’
      • ‘Daniel was unbeaten at the close, in sight of his eighth first-class century - but Western Province are still 187 behind going into the final day.’
      • ‘Ebdon kept himself in contention with a magnificent 123 break in the eighth but Gray won a scrappy ninth to move to within sight of the 82,500 first prize.’
      • ‘Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski maintained their unbeaten doubles record in the competition to put Britain within sight of a memorable victory in the first-round World Group tie.’