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perspective
used in A Thousand Acres

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Keep it in perspective
Definition
a sensible view of a situation that considers its different parts in a balanced way
  • Every meaningful image was jumbled together with the countless moments of our daily life, defeating my efforts to gain some perspective.
    p. 105.3

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2  —1 use as in:
a perspective of the entire block
Definition
a view — often stressing that the view is different from a view from another location
  • I wondered if maybe that wasn't the right way to look at things after all, standing in the dump, smelling the wild roses, and taking the long perspective.
    p. 128.7

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  • I would have said that certainly Rose and I had suffered, too, and Caroline and Mary Livingstone and all the women I knew, but there seemed to be a dumb, unknowing quality to the way the men had suffered, as if, like animals, it was not possible for them to gain perspective on their suffering.
    p. 113.7
  • He took a sip of coffee and said, "I think I'm good at seeing wider perspectives, but mostly I'd like you to talk to me."
    p. 265.4

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