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

in (the) light of


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

    ‘the exorbitant prices are explainable in the light of the facts’
    • ‘His position is becoming more untenable in the light of more revelations that have come out.’
    • ‘In the light of my conclusion it is unnecessary to express an opinion on this argument.’
    • ‘Those words were wiser than even he realised in the light of what was to happen a mere 20 years later.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is true that memories and past experiences often have to be reassessed in the light of new situations.’
    • ‘Planning applications should continue to be considered in the light of current policies.’
    • ‘Our task is to evaluate the ensuing legislation in the light of all these matters.’
    • ‘Please note that the policy will be reviewed in the light of the many comments received on this’
    • ‘In light of what just happened they decided to miss the next lesson.’
    • ‘Still, in the light of subsequent events that night, it was a good job they upgraded me to a double room.’
    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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