I figured it all out once I saw the lights and got my bearings about which scene we were in.
She is, ultimately, a creature so without precedent in our politics that people like Frank Rich have just lost their bearings.
Now the changes within secular Israel have loosened their bearings even more.
Occasionally, I lose my bearings and permit myself an ounce of sympathy for Republican chairman Reince Priebus.
Or the advisors who recommended it had temporarily lost their bearings.
Well, then, when we get them exactly one in front of the other, they give us our bearings one way.
Thus they discussed on familiar lines the bearings of a new situation.
Not being sure of his bearings, he mounted the taller of the hills to get a view of the surrounding country.
Possibly strangers may not comprehend all the bearings; but that is not your fault.
That put me afoot, and climbing up and down them hills I lost my bearings and didn't know where I was at for a day or two.
"parts of a machine which 'bear' the friction," 1791, from present participle of bear (v.). Meaning "direction from a point of reference" is from 1630s; to take (one's) bearings is from 1711.