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see beyond (someone or something)

1. Literally, to look some distance past or in front of someone or something. It was impossible to see beyond the person directly in front of us in the snow storm. You can't see beyond the bend on these sharp turns, so you'll need to take them very slowly. I tried to see beyond the two police officers guarding the door to figure out what was happening inside.
2. To imagine, perceive, or anticipate the future as it will occur after some point or occurrence in time. A few savvy investors were able to see beyond the dire financial situation, setting themselves up for huge profits down the line. You have to learn to see beyond the issues you're having in the here and now if you're going to figure out how to improve things in the future.
3. To perceive or understand things that happen or exist outside the limits or scope of something. You've got to see beyond your own petty issues and realize that there are much more important things at stake right now. The CEO is trying to see beyond the company's current role in the market in order to expand and diversify its revenue streams.
See also: beyond, see

see beyond something

 
1. Lit. to be able to perceive into the distance beyond something. Can you see beyond the big tree there, where the barn is on the horizon? I can't see beyond the end of the road. I think I need glasses.
2. Fig. to be able to imagine the future beyond a certain time or event. He can't see beyond the next dayno sense of the future. Todd is usually able to see beyond his immediate situation. Ida not know what happened this time.
See also: beyond, see
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I recently attended the Seeing Beyond the Eyes training provided by Daniel Williams' consultancy business Visualise, which underlines the importance of linking people with sight loss to sources of help and advice as soon as possible to reduce the loneliness and depression that can accompany a diagnosis.
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This photo exhibit is by a group of six photographers who describe their common pursuit as "Seeing Beyond." Says Bern Wong: "We see ourselves going deeper than the surface which is often pretty; but we are interested in exploring something more than that.
The fact that our legislators are seeing beyond the surface and understanding the nuances of human life, must be appreciated.
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Seeing Beyond Illusions: Freeing Ourselves from Ego, Guilt, and the Belief in Separation is based on A Course in Miracles and provides readers with a specific program encouraging change.
David Ian Cowan's Seeing Beyond Illusions: Freeing Ourselves from Ego, Guilt, and the Belief in Separation (9781578635740, $16.95) uses the basics of A Course in Miracles to consider how lines of separation form and may be broken to free us from subconscious messages that lead away from the Source, and is a recommendation for psychology and new age holdings alike.
Seeing beyond the obvious, and pushing the ordinary to reveal its second nature is the focus of this show.
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Seeing beyond the mirror-shiny floors and classic displays of department stores and supermarkets, consumers are demanding more.