in light of

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EtymologyEdit

Probably from in the light of

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in light of

  1. (idiomatic, Australia, Canada, US) given, considering
    In light of the frequent kidnappings in Iraq, do you suppose someone could invent a small tracking device that could be woven onto clothing and hard to find on it so that when someone gets kidnapped, the tracking devices could pin down their location?
    • 2015, Roy Posner, A New Way of Living, page 103:
      The United Nations then became the one great attempt to establish a formal institution to unify the world, especially in light of the darkness that preceded it.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 2:
      In light of such conceptualisations of the power of linguistic landscapes, we set out to examine the connection between the visual landscape and the spoken landscape in our institution[.]


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