long view


Definition of long view 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an approach to a problem or situation that emphasizes long-range factors


geographical name
Long·view | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌvyü \

Definition of Longview (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in northeastern Texas population 80,455

Note: Longview grew rapidly in the 1930s after the discovery of oil in the area.

2 city on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington population 36,648

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There, lawmakers worked with a long view in mind, asking who African Americans would be before the Constitution going forward. Martha S. Jones, Time, "How the 14th Amendment's Promise of Birthright Citizenship Redefined America," 9 July 2018 In the long view, though, James getting Cleveland that far to begin with, yet again, is an accomplishment all on its own. Robert O'connell, The Atlantic, "LeBron James and the Championship Question," 30 May 2018 But taking a longer view makes more sense as a deal strategy these days. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Big Pharma’s Strategy Is Music to Biotech Investors’ Ears," 1 May 2018 Meanwhile, German companies are taking a longer view, weighing the possibility that Trump could be out of office in a few years. Marc Vartabedian, latimes.com, "In Mexico's own Motor City, billion-dollar investments but also fear of Trump's trade moves," 23 Apr. 2018 This kind of unfiltered, full-immersion and minutes-long view gives the viewer the time and the space to contemplate the details of the environment and to try and make sense of the connections between the shots. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Walden': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 12 July 2018 The longer view shows a slightly different picture for the 57-town area tracked by the association, which bases its report on data from the Multiple Listing Service. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Greater Hartford Home Sales, Prices Up in March," 20 Apr. 2018 But Beim’s taking the long view, hoping that her efforts help her one-year-old daughter have a very different first visit to the OBGYN. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "This Company Wants Your Fertility Data," 13 July 2018 To his credit, Riley, after the recent NBA draft, was candid about discussing how a long view might be required for a true return to contention. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Was a LeBron James return never more than a pipedream?," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of long view


1912, in the meaning defined above

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