long view


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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Salon at Heitz Cellar is located at the pioneering winery’s original St. Helena property and offers tasting flights, ample indoor and outdoor seating, and a side of history for guests looking for the long view on the valley. Sunset Magazine, 29 Aug. 2022 Casas has been committed to the long view throughout his player development. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2022 Because his profession has prepared him to take the long view. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2022 Ralph Rossum, who has also written a book about Thomas, said the justice once compared himself to a marathon runner who has to take the long view. Jessica Gresko, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2022 For other, methodical franchises, the big picture and the long view dominate. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 3 July 2022 Plant and Krauss often approached with a deliberate pace and long view, as if taking all the time required to evaluate situations, contemplate meanings and address subjects in a purposeful manner. Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune, 8 June 2022 The old sycamore, the friends, the long view of my neighborhood, the Twinkies, and finally, the reluctance to return to earth when the parental call to supper came. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 May 2022 This poem seems positioned as a prolusion — his word — or prelude to set a mood of contemplation, to encourage a softness or stillness, a long view, for entering what follows. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of long view was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Long view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20view. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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Geographical Definition


geographical name

Long·​view ˈlȯŋ-ˌvyü How to pronounce Longview (audio)
city in northeastern Texas population 80,455

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

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

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2022

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