perspective


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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.
See also: get, perspective

get (something) out of perspective

To be unable to see or assess 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 be unable to see or assess the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to put a situation out of perspective.
See also: of, out, perspective, put

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.
See also: on, perspective

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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In addition to the basic perspective concepts such as one-, two- and three-point perspective, the presentation includes such helpful explanations as atmospheric perspective, drawing objects receding into the background, drawing circles in perspective, adding shadows, and drawing floor tiles.
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People choose to do what is in their best self-interest--the foundation of the rational choice perspective.
The point here: graduates have placed huge value on these broadening courses, which give them new perspective and mental models for making sense of the marketplace, defined at its broadest levels.
From an ecological perspective, contextual awareness becomes an important skill for students and those who work with them.
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The second objective is not explicitly stated, but quite unmistakable: to infuse her own particular socio-political functionalist perspective into the fundamental discourse on "ritual.
IS it time to reconsider Perspective Canada, the Toronto International Film Festival's annual Canadian premiere showcase which was inaugurated in 1984?
The dictionary lists one of the definitions of perspective as the "the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship".
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The variety of critical perspectives that these essays offer (poststructuralism, new historicism, feminism, and cultural studies) enables McDowell to resist situating herself within a particular theoretical perspective.