in the eye of (something)

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in the eye of (something)

At, in, or amidst the central or focal point of something. The social advocate found herself in the eye of the debate regarding abortion law.
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In this dilemma the three consulted on the means of escaping the frightful consequences which might immediately follow a single act of hostility on the part of the borderers; the old man taking care that their communication should, in the eyes of those who noted the expression of their countenances with jealous watchfulness, bear the appearance of explanations as to the reason why such a party of travellers was met so far in the deserts.
she asked, turning to him and looking him squarely in the eyes.
Sillerton Jackson) was agreed that old Catherine had never had beauty--a gift which, in the eyes of New York, justified every success, and excused a certain number of failings.
He mopped his forehead dry and glanced about him with a controlled face, though in the eyes there was an expression such as wild animals betray when they fear the trap.
He saw her hand coming out to his, and she looked him straight in the eyes as she shook hands, frankly, like a man.
Take them away," said Waiter Merritt Emory, avoiding looking Daughtry in the eyes.
So do, and then prepare the sweet marriage that is honourable in the eyes of men and deathless gods.
Just being viewed in the eye of the public as a winner.
Although the theory requires additional research, some evidence suggests that patterns in the eye may change over time because of illness or injury.
I like to look people in the eye so I know that they'll show up on time and not cause any problems,'' Teitelbaum said.
They said that politics of sit-ins was not only tarnishing the image of the country in the eyes of international community but also hindering economic progress in general and the businesses.