by (one's) lights

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by (one's) lights

Directed by or in accordance with one's own beliefs, convictions, or understanding. Never let someone else try to dictate who you are—you have to live by your own lights.
See also: lights
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His favorite feature to his holiday house is a small arrow surrounded by lights and flashing beacons.
Migrating birds, confused by lights on skyscrapers, broadcast towers and lighthouses, are injured, sometimes fatally, after colliding with high, lighted structures.