lose sight of


: to be no longer be able to see (someone or something)
We lost sight of the plane.
often used figuratively
We must not lose sight of our goal.

Examples of lose sight of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Often, individuals lose sight of themselves after focusing most of their energy on one extension of their lives. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 27 Nov. 2023 Never lose sight of the ocean and admire pretty native plants on this coastal San Diego hike. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 And while legal experts naturally fret about AI’s risks, many say companies and regulators shouldn’t lose sight of the ways AI can improve lives, when used ethically and responsibly. John Kell, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2023 If brawn overwhelms brain on sanctions and export controls, Washington could lose sight of the contributions that innovation, growth, and greater economic opportunity make to securing the United States. Henry Farrell, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2023 When our role-model performers and politicians lose sight of their purpose, the confusion is demoralizing, and right now American movies don’t help. Armond White, National Review, 6 Oct. 2023 Just don’t lose sight of the defense, which almost certainly will have a greater impact on the team’s success. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Olivia was able to never lose sight of the good things. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2023 When faced with immediate challenges, businesses cannot lose sight of their long-term goals. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Lose sight of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20sight%20of. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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