speak from experience

speak from experience

To talk (about something) having had prior experience and thus a more credible or worthwhile viewpoint. I'm speaking from experience when I tell you that a robust investment portfolio is absolutely critical to achieve the kind of pension you desire. A: "Sarah said to have a lawyer look over the contract to make sure it's all above board." B: "Well, I know she speaks from experience, so I would listen to her."
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When we no longer look at an organic being as a savage looks at a ship, as at something wholly beyond his comprehension; when we regard every production of nature as one which has had a history; when we contemplate every complex structure and instinct as the summing up of many contrivances, each useful to the possessor, nearly in the same way as when we look at any great mechanical invention as the summing up of the labour, the experience, the reason, and even the blunders of numerous workmen; when we thus view each organic being, how far more interesting, I speak from experience, will the study of natural history become!
I speak from experience. I once knew a lady who in temper and mind greatly resembled your sister, who thought and judged like her, but who from an inforced change--from a series of unfortunate circumstances"-- Here he stopt suddenly; appeared to think that he had said too much, and by his countenance gave rise to conjectures, which might not otherwise have entered Elinor's head.
I speak from experience: it is no trifling evil, cured in a week.
But besides that I could speak from experience of the central lake.
I am able to speak from experience of many things not known to others who were only in her room at intervals.
Now that she is a mother, Sanchez can speak from experience. And according to her, there is no such thing as having a favorite child.
Earlier this month, I wrote an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times titled "No, Israel isn't a country of privileged and powerful white Europeans." I speak from experience: I am neither white, nor Europeanmy grandparents came to Israel from Iraq and North Africa.
I speak from experience as I have been suffering from it for three months.
I speak from experience, having changed my car insurance from my dear old, face-to-face, high street insurance broker to an online, hi-tech, special offer,hot-shot company.
I speak from experience. I was a child soldier in the Korean War in 1950-1951.
I am someone who went to school at a time when we had the 11-plus and secondary moderns and I speak from experience, unlike many pundits.
As for your husband (and I speak from experience), leave him to his own devices.
We're grateful to have Joey Essex who will be able to speak from experience how you don't necessarily need great academic qualifications to succeed, just hard work and commitment."
I speak from experience. As a north Liverpool resident, I have witnessed the fantastic work done by the council to create new green spaces and to bring land back into use.
I speak from experience, having removed many a waterlogged welly.