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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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At no point does Allan justify his selection of points of view or his willingness to categorize them into the primary, ancillary, and more peripheral.
In this regard, Points of View can be conceived as occupying a heightened relationship with this representational process.
Points Of View faces 14 Scandinaviantrained rivals, including the first four home in the Danish Derby, plus Egon, who is one of five rides on the card for Eddie Ahern.
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints.
Entries on points of view in dictionaries and encyclopedias typically start with a typology of narration: first person or homodiegetic, third person or heterodiegetic, omniscient, limited, reflector, and so on.
The realization that these two points of view differ--that there is complexity and simplicity in the world we inhabit--does not necessarily mean that one is correct and the other incorrect.
After a careful examination and discussion of other people's points of view on bullying and related subject matter, students can express their understanding in a written format.
We are pleased to have this opportunity to present the forum with Eureka Networks and showcase different points of view about this issue to the business community at large," said Joshua Aaron president of BTP.
A key concept in proVizor is the measurement of security from relevant Points of View (POV).
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.
Tough decisions are part of the job and cannot be avoided--you cannot run away from all dissenting points of view. But this shouldn't deter you from doing the best that you can.
It's really tough, because life is full of complexity and contradiction, That's the reason why I tend to make long films, and why they involve various different points of view. My own point of view is overriding in terms of why the film was made in the first place; however, it's really important to be able to dance with people who do not share your point of view.
With that broad vision, we can incorporate all these different points of view into the organization and make sure they have a voice.
As in Michael Cadnum's recent Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood (reviewed in KLIATT in May 2002), which tells Little John's story (a sequel to Cadnum's Sheriff of Nottingham tale, In a Dark Wood), it's fun to consider the legends of Sherwood Forest from different points of view. Springer is a fine writer who enjoys turning stereotypes on their heads, and her feminist take on the Robin Hood legend is full of action and adventure.
In Onegin, Cranko explores the themes of honor and friendship by establishing several points of view. We do not just watch a story; we see it from the inside as it unfolds.