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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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a ˌpoint of ˈview


1 somebody’s opinion about somebody/something: I don’t agree with her, but she has a right to her point of view.
2 one way of looking at or judging something: From the businessman’s point of view these new hourly flights to Paris are just what is needed.
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References in classic literature ?
"Well, over here," said Newman, "one's point of view gets shifted round considerably." And he threw back his head and looked about the room.
He said that he thought one could really make a great deal of difference by one's point of view, books and so on, and added that few things at the present time mattered more than the enlightenment of women.
Craig was never aware that his conversation and advances were received coldly, for to shift one's point of view beyond certain limits is impossible to the most liberal and expansive mind; we are none of us aware of the impression we produce on Brazilian monkeys of feeble understanding--it is possible they see hardly anything in us.
But what makes the marquee clash of the tournament's 47th edition somewhat unique is the involvement of various sub plots, each seemingly bigger than the other, depending on one's point of view. The final will see one of the best midfielders to have graced the football field, former Barcelona and Spain great Xavi Hernandez, bid adieu to the game as the Al Sadd captain looks for one final hurrah as a player in Qatar.
Quite expected, I thought, of a group of former military men who had once used a luxury hotel in Makati to, depending on one's point of view, stage an attempted coup or simply call attention to 'corruption' in the military.
As to who is "influential" and who is not, it depends very much on one's point of view and how one defines "influential".
These stories may serve as a means to better understand a loved one's point of view, make an informed decision about cannabis use, or simply feel solidarity with likeminded users.
"I like being ahead," said Love, the losing captain in the 2012 Ryder Cup, which has come to be known as the "Miracle at Medinah" or the "Meltdown at Medinah," depending on one's point of view of Europe's massive Sunday singles comeback that gave them victory.
The aim of public investment (or donation, or subsidy, depending on one's point of view) is not to make sport more accessible to the mass of people, or to promulgate grassroots sports, or school sports, but rather to focus huge spending on a tiny group of people who have a better than average chance of winning medals and therefore enhancing the prestige of the UK.
Straub perceptively explores this new phase of her characters' lives in chapters told from each one's point of view as they realize they must leave their combined past behind to deal with what lies ahead.
Perceptions of the same events can differ markedly depending upon one's point of view. That, of course, is one of the reasons we have a free press.
Advocacy involves the process of persuading someone to at least consider one's point of view. Nurses have many opportunities to observe firsthand the positives and negatives of the current healthcare system in Montana.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid on Thursday said sit-ins, threatening language, violence and vandalism for imposing one's point of view on others tantamounts to terrorism.
Depending on one's point of view, the EU is nirvana, with the traitorous Ukip plotting our national downfall.
He achieved national fame or notoriety, depending on one's point of view, for suggesting that the death toll in last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., would have been reduced if teachers had been armed.