lose sight of (someone or something)

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lose sight of (someone or something)

1. To no longer be able to see someone or something due to increased distance from them or it or an obstruction of the view. We lost sight of the ground as the plane moved higher into the sky.
2. To forget about or neglect to focus on something. I know you've had some setbacks recently, but try not to lose sight of the goal you want to achieve.
See also: lose, of, sight

lose sight of someone or something

 
1. Lit. to have one's vision of someone or something fade because of distance or an obstruction. I lost sight of Alice as she walked into the distance. We lost sight of the ship as it sailed out of the harbor.
2. Fig. to forget to consider someone or something. Don't lose sight of Alice and her basic contributions. Don't lose sight of the basic value of the land on which the house sits.
See also: lose, of, sight

lose sight of

Overlook, fail to take into account, as in We must not lose sight of our main objective, or Beverly never lost sight of her humble beginnings. This metaphoric expression alludes to physical sight. [Early 1700s] For an antonym, see bear in mind.
See also: lose, of, sight

lose sight of something

COMMON If you lose sight of an important aspect of something, you forget about it or ignore it. They seem to have lost sight of their original objectives. We should not lose sight of the fact that, at times, depression is a perfectly normal reaction to life's problems.
See also: lose, of, sight, something

lose ˈsight of something

(of a purpose, aim, etc.) stop considering something; forget something: The government seem to have lost sight of their aims and are now just trying to survive.
See also: lose, of, sight, something
References in classic literature ?
I crossed to the opposite side of the way, and soon afterward lost sight of him under the portico of a house.
Oregon State Police have asked for the public's help in finding a motor cyclist who was pursued by officers a week ago as he sped north on Interstate 5 from the Eugene-Springfield area until officers lost sight of him near the Linn-Marion County line.
Near the Highway 34- Corvallis interchange, the trooper lost sight of him and ended the pursuit.
Police officers looking for the 14-year-old in North Shields spotted him near Royal Quays Marina but feared he may have fallen into the water when they lost sight of him.
Milford Haven Coastguard was called out to rescue a teenager after his friends lost sight of him after he leapt off a set of rocks into deep waters near Haverfordwest, west Wales.
The assistant chased the man but lost sight of him in Fisher Road.