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put (something) in(to) perspective

To clarify, appraise, or assess the true value, importance, or significance of something. Seeing the devastation caused by a natural disaster like that really puts our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me put it into perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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get (something) in(to) perspective

To clarify, appraise, or assess the true value, importance, or significance of something. Seeing the devastation caused by a natural disaster like that really gets our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me get it into perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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get (something) out of perspective

To distort or obscure the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to get a situation out of perspective.
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put (something) out of perspective

To distort or obscure the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to put a situation out of perspective.
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in perspective

1. Correctly depicting three-dimensional space on a flat surface, as in artwork. That box in the background of your painting doesn't look like it's in perspective to me.
2. With an awareness of something's true value, importance, or significance. Seeing the devastation caused by a natural disaster like that really puts our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me get it in perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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perspective on (something)

A particular viewpoint about or way of considering something. It's important to bring onboard a diverse range of people at the start of any project so that you get a lot of varied perspectives on how best to tackle it. Having children of your own definitely gives you a new perspective on how hard it can be for parents to deal with kids throwing tantrums in public.
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from (one's) perspective

As one views or interprets a certain situation. Oh sure, from her perspective, I'm at fault—but I swear, I did nothing wrong!
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out of perspective

1. Incorrectly depicting three-dimensional space on a flat surface, as in artwork. That box in the background of your painting looks like it's out of perspective to me.
2. Lacking an awareness of something's true value, importance, or significance. If the kids have things out of perspective, they need to see the devastation caused by the hurricane. If you don't think it's that big a deal, you've definitely got things out of perspective. I mean, each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught!
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be in perspective

1. To correctly depict three-dimensional space on a flat surface, as in artwork. That box in the background of your painting doesn't look like it's in perspective to me.
2. To have an awareness of something's true value, importance, or significance. Wow, my petty gripes and problems are really in perspective now that I've seen the devastation that hurricane caused. It's not in perspective for her—she doesn't realize that each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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have (something) in perspective

1. To correctly depict three-dimensional space on a flat surface, as in artwork. I don't think you have that box in the background of your painting in perspective.
2. To have an awareness of something's true value, importance, or significance. Wow, I really have my petty gripes and problems in perspective now that I've seen the devastation that hurricane caused. No, she definitely doesn't have it in perspective. I mean, each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught—how is she not panicking about that?
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from my perspective

 and from where I stand; from my point of view; the way I see it
Fig. in my own opinion. Mary: What do you think of all this? Tom: From my perspective, it is just terrible. Bob: From my point of view, this looks like a very good deal. Bill: That's good for you. I stand to lose money on it. Alice: From where I stand, it appears that you're going to have to pay a lot of money to get this matter settled. Sue: I'll pay anything. I just want to get all this behind me.
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*in perspective

within a reasonable view or appraisal. (*Typically: be ~; get something ~; have something ~; put something [into] ~.) Let's try to keep everything in perspective. If we put the matter into perspective, I think we can discuss it reasonably.
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*perspective on something

a way of looking at a situation and determining what is important. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; gain ~; give someone ~.) The jury did not have a good perspective on the crime since some of the evidence had to be ignored. Studying history gives one a perspective on the past.
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in (or out of) perspective

1 (of a work of art) showing the right (or wrong) relationship between visible objects. 2 correctly (or incorrectly) regarded in terms of relative importance.
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get, put, etc. something in/out of perˈspective

be able/not be able to see or understand the relative importance of particular events, facts, etc: When you’re depressed, it’s very easy to get things out of perspective. Everything worries you.Let’s try and put your present problems in perspective, then you’ll see that things aren’t as bad as you think.
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The goal of the rhetorical inquiry was to develop a coding schema that might address some of Mol's (2002) concerns with respect to the disease/illness dichotomy and the normative suggestions of patient inclusion advocates who argue that perspectival democratic approaches will provide air time, as it were, for the unique experiences of patients.
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The relation between seeing--as a potentially perspectival form of representation--and properly perceiving or understanding the contents to which the narrator draws attention poses a second challenge to the project of linking descriptions of interiors with interiority.
The 'prejudice of the philosophers' and metaphysicians by this account captures the valuation, the positivity, of all 'biases' and how they express perspectival perceptions of reality.
Almost needless to say, the perspectival use of 'anthropocentrism' (and 'non-anthropocentrism') adds to the confusion surrounding the centrism-terms.
Kant's perspectival realism is further qualified by his schematism according to which the resemblance relations between objective reality and human cognition are no straightforward analogue mimesis.
Such irrationality suggests our leadership are wearing blinders, and one of the reasons is that they are, along with the rest of us, influenced by a hundred years of perspectival culture.
Francois Recanati, Perspectival Thought: A Plea for (Moderate) Relativism, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007, 308 pp.
Bouman's account of a prophetic ministry in the Christian Scriptures, shared equally by men and women, with presidential roles appropriate to the new eschatological age, poses an intriguing challenge to Roman Catholic and Orthodox opponents of women's ordination; while Joanne McWilliam's fascinating portrait of an Augustine sympathetic to Antiochene Christology, suggests that this most universally revered of church Fathers would feel at home with contemporary anthropological Christologies as well as the latest postmodern claims for the perspectival nature of truth.
A snowy-white stone that gives shape to the universe: As it happens, we all carry within our skulls the vestige of such a thing, a kind of existentially reversed qibla (this one perspectival, the other metaphysical) that gives us our sense of being at the center of things, the sense that we are upright at the origin point eta three-dimensional space.
Fares el-Dahdah's fascinating collage of historical, legal, social, architectural, and urban-studies essays uncovers Costa's utopian urban plan for Brasilia (1957)--and more precisely, the twelve-kilometer highway lined with rows of large residential slab blocks--as a perspectival, architectural arche-writing imbued with visual and textual symbolism and utopian abstraction.
In support of a pluralistic approach, contributors here argue that dualism can have an empirical basis in ten articles and an introduction, addressing "perspectival" pluralism, plurality and the complementary nature of quantum dynamics, pluralism in economics, theoretical pluralism and the scientific study of behavior, a means of resolving the mind-body problem, explanations of the evolution of sex in terms of a plurality of local mechanisms, gene-centered biology, and disciplinary pluralism for science studies.
In particular, we introduce the concepts of a microworld and perspectival exploration, in part, this addresses the deficiencies of earlier functional modelling methods, specifically allowing the integration of multiple functions and offering the possibility of exploring different functions during different phases of a product's lifecycle.