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perspective
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

2 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Look at it from her perspective
Definition
a particular way of seeing or thinking about things
  • I've got a phobia about crossed or jimmied or rustjammed or dirt-jammed threads that cause nuts to turn slow or hard; and when I find one, I take its dimensions with a thread gauge and calipers, get out the taps and dies, recut the threads on it, then examine it and oil it and I have a whole new perspective on patience.
    Part 3 (93% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
Keep it in perspective
Definition
a sensible view of a situation that considers its different parts in a balanced way
  • This time he's little girl named Nell and our life is back in perspective again.
    Afterward (91% in)

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  • But as time recedes ahead and the perspective surrounding the book grows larger, a somewhat more detailed answer becomes possible.
    Afterward (15% in)
  • I've gone into this example in some detail, partly to show some of the high country in close perspective, but more to prepare for what Phaedrus did later.
    Part 2 (46% in)
  • DeWeese always argued from this strange perspective that made it impossible to answer him.
    Part 2 (52% in)
  • This was the perspective that gave Phaedrus the idea DeWeese was concealing something from him.
    Part 2 (52% in)
  • It wasn't until the very end of his stay in Bozeman that he thought he saw, in his own analytic and methodical way, what that perspective was.
    Part 2 (52% in)
  • The city closes in on him now, and in his strange perspective it becomes the antithesis of what he believes.
    Part 4 (80% in)
  • Afterword This book has a lot to say about Ancient Greek perspectives and their meaning but there is one perspective it misses.
    Afterward (0% in)
  • Afterword This book has a lot to say about Ancient Greek perspectives and their meaning but there is one perspective it misses.
    Afterward (1% in)
  • Ten years after the publication of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance the Ancient Greek perspective is certainly appropriate.
    Afterward (5% in)
  • The receding Ancient Greek perspective of the past ten years has a very dark side: Chris is dead.
    Afterward (39% in)

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