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insight

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Definition a clear understanding of some aspect of a complex situation; or a tendency to have such understandings
  • The book is full of insight on human nature.
insight = clear understanding of some aspects of a complex situation
  • The study offers further insight into the Palestinian situation.
  • Jem was not one to dwell on past defeats: it seemed the only message he got from Atticus was insight into the art of cross examination.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • insight = understanding
  • MARY WARREN, like one awakened to a marvelous secret insight: So many time, Mr. Proctor, she come to this very door, beggin' bread and a cup of cider—and mark this: whenever I turned her away empty, she mumbled.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • insight = clear understanding
  • But problems that require a flash of insight operate by different rules.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • insight = a clear understanding of some aspect of a complex situation
  • Bob Loomis, my editor at Random House, once again showed himself to be patient, insightful, and thorough.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • I am forever grateful for their generosity of time, guidance, and insight.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars
  • I hope that by opening our windows and letting you peek inside, you will gain some insight about the nature of addiction.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Dallas, for all his affectionate insight, would not have understood that.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • We have tried to offer you insights and inspiration so that you, too, can find hope and a dream of success.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • Very insightful, Valentine.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • This afternoon I tried to give you some help in a roundabout way to make it easier for you, to give you some insight, to soften it a little—
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • In his noble soul love and widest knowledge were blended with faith that had become insight.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Yet, despite a tremendous increase in available facts, there were remarkably few insights.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The insight extended into his internal well-being.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Keen insight, assuming it was right.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Yes," replied Duane, and a flash of insight made clear Knell's attitude.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • Feld had a sudden insight.
    Bernard Malamud  --  The First Seven Years
  • So much insight gained, in the space of ten minutes of ugly monologue.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • How much had he figured out already with his crazy, insightful shrewdness?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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