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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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Fourthly, distorting someone's point of view ad absurdum, and then making fun of it, is an admission of having no rational response.
Emotion can be assigned to virtually every aspect of human life, be it hatred of someone's point of view or love of an abstract concept such as one's nation.
* The best way to acknowledge someone's point of view is to repeat it back to them.
Farage added: "The idea that you can disagree with someone's point of view but you have it out and debate these things and let the public judge is what the democratic process is all about."
"It's someone's point of view whether a series stays or goes and that's no way to make a decision.
However, despite this, today someone's point of view can come as something of a surprise.
Trainer's view (Chris Lund): "It's all subjective as it depends on someone's point of view and preferences, but whoever wins will have had to excelled at what they have done during the year.
She continued, "I didn't think about it from someone's point of view that I was stacking the meeting.
This does not mean that you are showing agreement; you only need to convey interest in hearing someone's point of view and the facts as s/he perceives them.
I AM glad to see free speech is alive and well in our society and that, no matter how much garbage, no matter how biased, no matter how ridiculous someone's point of view is, they have a right to say it, or get it printed.
Encourage students to ask questions about someone's point of view if they don't understand and to facilitate discussions themselves.
And the reality is, of course, that much of this opposition is valid, at least from someone's point of view. Indeed, these factors may explain why in the United States we have a history of playing catch-up with our infrastructure.
Children have a strong sense of natural justice -- and they quickly discover that all history is told from someone's point of view. They like to become detectives gathering evidence: autopsies are always particularly popular.
To use sweeping labels to sum up someone's point of view is outrageous."
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