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perspective -- as in: Look at it from her perspective
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as in: Look at it from her perspective Define
a particular way of seeing or considering things
  • A child who was abused with have a different perspective of family life than one raised in a nurturing home.
  • Also, try to see it from her perspective before you make up your mind.
  • The story is written from the student’s perspective—which is very different than that of the teacher.
  • And now he’d slipped painlessly out of Ron Franz’s life as well. Painlessly, that is, from McCandless’s perspective, although not from the old man’s.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • Somehow, Ian was able to look at things from my perspective,
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The weapons give me an entirely new perspective on the Games. I know I have tough opponents left to face. But I am no longer merely prey that runs and hides or takes desperate measures.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Tita saw the incident from a completely different perspective than the rebel soldiers.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Their presence in the United States is deemed good or bad, depending on the perspective. ... Perhaps by looking at one immigrant — his strengths, his courage, his flaws — his humanity might help illuminate what too often has been a black-and-white discussion.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • I had little interest in giving a discourse on, say, my insights into how I coped with the disease, or how it gave me new perspectives.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He’d been in the fight for almost six months when he ended up in France, where, at face value, a strange event saved his life. Another perspective would suggest that in the nonsense of war, it made perfect sense.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • It shaped his whole perspective.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • No one’s ever written a book like this.... We’d be breaking new ground. It’s a brand-new perspective.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • How it must have looked from Peeta’s perspective when I appeared in the arena having received burn medicine and bread when he, who was at death’s door, had gotten nothing.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • But even when I was late, everyone seemed happy to have me there—to provide the "feminine teen perspective" they called it.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • I bring a perspective born in the brutal reality of child abuse and nurtured in hope for a better tomorrow.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • From a kid’s perspective, maybe the best thing that happened in 2005 was the release of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • I try to think about it from their perspectives.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Half of bravery is perspective. The first time I did this, it was one of the hardest things I had ever done. Now, preparing to jump off a moving train is nothing, because I have done more difficult things in the past few weeks than most people will in a lifetime.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • She lives in a world where all the old perspectives have altered.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Mom, please. I’ve been sitting in this house for weeks. I know you’re scared. I know you don’t want anything to happen to me, but you have to see this from my perspective a little bit.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I just tried to impart my perspective on life.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I forced her to see it from my perspective: to see the threatening shapes inside the dirty jeans and light cotton shirts, brown with dust.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Perspective is necessary.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • It tastes fine. If you didn’t think about it from a human perspective
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • But my sense of Chris McCandless’s intentions comes, too, from a more personal perspective.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • We want to show your perspective…so people might understand what it’s like from your side.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Another high schooler with a perspective adored by the older poets.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • And what’s your perspective?
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • That blond vampire you hate so much—I totally get her perspective.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Aibileen, don’t you think it would be interesting if we could show a little of the husbands’ perspective?
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • They would see another lie, and one so richly irresistible–the idea that the human could live on after implantation–so tempting to believe from their perspective, so insidious, that they would believe I was a Seeker more surely than if I claimed it.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Of course, it was much different from this perspective, as a vampire myself.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • But I’d never looked at the situation from the body’s perspective before; no other planet had forced me to.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Somehow, Ian was able to look at things from my perspective, my alien perspective.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • He just needs a moment alone to readjust his perspective on life.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I shuddered, remembering that time from my own perspective.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Perspectives on Child Abuse — Dave Pelzer — Survivor.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • I wanted to know what he’d say too. Maybe he’d have a new perspective on the whole thing.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Then I, too, could consider their perspective.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The way you are valued here… Well, that don’t make much sense when you look at it from humanity’s perspective, either.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Even the threat of annihilation couldn’t change Emmett’s perspective, his ability to thrill to a challenge.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
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as in: Look at it from her perspective Define
a particular way of seeing or considering things
as in: Keep it in perspective Define
a sensible view of a situation that considers its different parts in a balanced way
as in: perspective in art Define
giving a 2-dimensional picture a 3-dimensional appearance by making parts that are farther away look smaller than things that are close; or a picture drawn in such a manner
as in: a perspective of the entire block Define
a view -- often stressing that the view is different from a view from another location
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