long view

noun

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

Examples of long view in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All things considered … Taking into account all aspects of the pandemic — excess deaths, economic health and children’s education — the long view suggests that while not ideal, the Swedish strategy was superior. Cory Franklin, Twin Cities, 15 May 2024 Taking into account all aspects of the pandemic — excess deaths, economic health and children’s education — the long view suggests that while not ideal, the Swedish strategy was superior. Cory Franklin, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2024 The Court’s long view was nicely illustrated in its recent decision on whether the Fourteenth Amendment barred Donald Trump from the national ballot. The New Yorker, 6 May 2024 That year, its arts council released a report outlining strategies for the city’s cultural thrust — a long view that has paid off decades later. Regine Cabato, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 His long view on California politics has made Skelton’s L.A. Times columns essential reading. Laurel Rosenhall, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Inside the locker room, the streak has left players and coaches feeling as though their private confidence, even during the rocky first two weeks after Harden’s acquisition, was warranted, their focus on the long view of the trade’s impact correct. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2023 Keeping the long view in mind will lessen your anxiety. Anne Sugar, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 The Ravens rightly chose the long view over pursuit of victory The NFL’s best team was in M&T Bank Stadium but not on the field Saturday as the Ravens waved goodbye to a magnificent regular season with a less-than-magnificent performance against their archrival. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 7 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long view was in 1912

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“Long view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20view. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Longview

geographical name

Long·​view ˈlȯŋ-ˌvyü How to pronounce Longview (audio)
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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