To lose one's bearings

Related to To lose one's bearings: lose my bearings, lose your bearings
to become bewildered.

See also: Bearing

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"We live in a time when there are far too many enticements for one to lose one's bearings. Just see the kind of advertisements we are daily bombarded with.
The proliferating interconnections and multiplying levels of documentary and fiction make it easy to lose one's bearings, which is part of the point.
As far as I remember, the Ponte dei Tre Archi is the last bridge crossing the Rio di Canareggio before the lagoon (I know, though, how easy it is to lose one's bearings when the ocean is in the wrong direction).