speaking as

speaking as somebody

with the experience of this type of person What would you like to see happen, speaking as a someone who has lived in the area for a long time?
See also: speaking
References in classic literature ?
Without asking a single question, without making objections, she answered him, speaking as bluntly as he had spoken himself:
The king, without speaking a word, wiped the drops of cold and abundant perspiration which trickled from his temples.