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a/(one's) point of view

1. One's individual opinion about someone or something. In my point of view, we ought to be limiting our association with them until we know for sure they are completely legitimate. Well, that's just your point of view, and I happen to disagree with it.
2. A particular perspective on or way of thinking about something. So what I told you was the truth—from a certain point of view. I think we need a new point of view on this project. We're all just too stuck in our normal way of thinking about how to tackle the problem.
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point of view

a way of thinking about something; [someone's] viewpoint; an attitude or expression of self-interest. From my point of view, all this talk is a waste of time. lean understand her point of view. She has made some good observations about the problem.
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point of view

An attitude or standpoint, how one sees or thinks of something. For example, From the manufacturer's point of view, the critical issue is cost. This expression, originally alluding to one's vantage point in seeing a building or painting or other object, dates from the early 1700s.
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Surprisingly, the Romanian author didn't seem eager to take sides or to force his own point of view on the matter.
It is to McIntyre's credit that he brings together a number of different paradigms such as point of view, deictic shifts, possible worlds, and mind style in order to illuminate the specific question of point of view in plays.
And therefore we must reject from the Islamic point of view the accidentality of the origin of life.
We next discuss yet another learning benefit of the assignment; that is, once having engaged in the critical and higher-order thinking just described, students must still communicate their point of view in a persuasive manner to others.
A compelling example of the power of point of view is the budding movement in financial services to embrace Enterprise Risk Management, which focuses on thinking about, measuring and managing a firm's overall combination of risks and returns.
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From my point of view, it contained two salient errors of fact: one, it claimed the first issue of POV was published in 1992; and two, that "Paul Jay stepped forward with the idea of starting an annual documentary film festival .
Garces studies these works from the point of view of the therapeutic effect of writing.
Nationwide, there is a new emphasis on business continuity and disaster recovery planning, not only from a technology point of view, but also from a holistic point of view.
The shifting points of view and subtle emotional shading of The Way the Crow Flies may also owe something to MacDonald's background as an actor: "Once you inhabit a point of view, you make that character quite powerful," she points out.
Their collective interest in records retention has increased considerably in the past decade, and there are now available reference works on the topic that consider it from corporate counsel's point of view.
I assert that everyone has a point of view from which to look at
I'm saying you can't be a Catholic in good standing and hold that point of view.
But in conversations we had while waiting for files to load and discs to burn, I realized that Kucera's keyboard wizardry and buzzing equipment played second fiddle to a keen intellect interested in overlapping questions about duration, simultaneity, location, motion, point of view, and perspective, and in how shifting these factors might influence spatiotemporal perception, experiential comprehension, memory organizat ion, and the construction/conception of self.
The Bible is therefore written from the Hebrew point of view--the point of view of the victors.