in light of


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in (the) light of something

Fig. because of certain knowledge now in hand; considering something. (As if knowledge or information shed light on something.) In light of what you have told us, I think we must abandon the project. In light of the clerk's rudeness, we didn't return to that shop.
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in (the) light of something

for the reason given In light of how much our own costs have gone up, we have to raise prices to our customers.
Related vocabulary: in view of something
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in light of

Also, in the light of; in view of. In consideration of, in relationship to. For example, In light of recent developments, we're postponing our meeting, or In the light of the weather forecast we've canceled the picnic, or He got a special bonus in view of all the extra work he had done. The first two of these terms date from the late 1600s, the third from about 1800.
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in (the) light of

In consideration of; in relationship to.
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