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’
    • ‘Still, in the light of subsequent events that night, it was a good job they upgraded me to a double room.’
    • ‘His position is becoming more untenable in the light of more revelations that have come out.’
    • ‘Please note that the policy will be reviewed in the light of the many comments received on this’
    • ‘Our task is to evaluate the ensuing legislation in the light of all these matters.’
    • ‘In the light of my conclusion it is unnecessary to express an opinion on this argument.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In light of what just happened they decided to miss the next lesson.’
    • ‘Those words were wiser than even he realised in the light of what was to happen a mere 20 years later.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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