Definition of in (the) light of in US English:

in (the) light of

phrase

  • Drawing knowledge or information from; taking (something) into consideration.

    ‘the exorbitant prices are explainable in the light of the facts’
    • ‘Please note that the policy will be reviewed in the light of the many comments received on this’
    • ‘Still, in the light of subsequent events that night, it was a good job they upgraded me to a double room.’
    • ‘In the light of what happened at Newcastle, it had been decided that it would not be in the public interest to proceed with the two charges today.’
    • ‘Our task is to evaluate the ensuing legislation in the light of all these matters.’
    • ‘It is true that memories and past experiences often have to be reassessed in the light of new situations.’
    • ‘In the light of my conclusion it is unnecessary to express an opinion on this argument.’
    • ‘His position is becoming more untenable in the light of more revelations that have come out.’
    • ‘Planning applications should continue to be considered in the light of current policies.’
    • ‘Those words were wiser than even he realised in the light of what was to happen a mere 20 years later.’
    • ‘In light of what just happened they decided to miss the next lesson.’
    taking into consideration, considering, taking into account, bearing in mind, keeping in mind, mindful of, taking note of, in view of
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