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speaking as someone

Having the viewpoint of someone who has experience in, with, or doing something. Speaking as someone who has grown up in severe poverty, I can tell you that food stamps and social welfare are not "the easy option."
See also: speaking
References in classic literature ?
Without asking a single question, without making objections, she answered him, speaking as bluntly as he had spoken himself:
The king, without speaking a word, wiped the drops of cold and abundant perspiration which trickled from his temples.