Definition of in view in English:

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in view

1Visible to someone: the youth was keeping him in view
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  • The new Woolworths just off Glengariff road in Sea Point was in view as we noticed a Brazilian goddess walking over the road.
  • The way ahead needs to be clearly signposted, the destination obvious and in view.
  • The see-through tent with the bridge in view, the Andes range always visible and the great river surging ahead completed our tableau.
1.1As one’s aim or objective: his arrest is the principal object I have in view
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  • Think, speak and act with clearly defined objectives in view.
  • The Western strategist always keeps the objective firmly in view, sees the path to the top, and focuses all efforts on reaching the summit.
  • Our Lord had this great objective firmly in view all along.
1.2In one’s mind when forming a judgment: it is important to have in view the position reached at the beginning of the 1970s
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  • There is a third possibility: that he courted a struggle to see what came of it, determined to manipulate that struggle to gain certain ends which he had in view.
  • This giving of the law had in view the ultimate purpose of God, that we might be righteoused by faith.
  • Today what people have in view is eliminating suffering from the world.
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