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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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However, I can sincerely confirm that although it has branched out and up in the fashion stakes, M&S has not lost sight of it's original appeal, still remaining affordable, and maybe most importantly, comfortable.
It's more about this messy thing called reality, and how in sexual politics - as in race politics, gay politics, and all manner of other special interest politics in America - we've lost sight of it. Young's explanation for this harks back to Kant: Our diagnoses of the race problem, the woman question, and the gay agenda are too simplistic.
This is not to say that the company doesn't offer prod-ucts in other areas; indeed, through much of the '90s, some observers might say that the company almost lost sight of its strengths, allowing itself to be drawn into the general-purpose Unix server wars--where it has been thoroughly trounced by Sun and HP and then into the world of Windows servers--the very definition of a me-too, commodity market and, now, SGI is an enthusiastic player in the open-source Unix world, as well, and has made valuable contributions to Linux, includeing the company's XFS journaling file system, which addressed a serious weakness in Linux.
Yet while the company may have wandered in the wilderness for a time, it appears never to have lost sight of its forte, as evidenced by the introduction last month of the SGI 3000 series of high-performance servers and visualization systems.