Examples of insight in a Sentence
- … I had a big insight and a little insight about the book. —Rust Hills, Esquire, April 1973
- … realizing this gave me no insight into how to correct it. —Bartley McSwine, Change, May–June 1971
- … might well offer fresh insights as to the character and extent of the social adaptation involved. —George C. Barker, ETC, Summer 1945
He is a leader of great insight.
The author analyzes the problem with remarkable insight.
I had a sudden insight.
Her book provides us with fresh new insights into this behavior.
Recent Examples of insight from the Web
Asking locals for insight on currents – which shift regularly – is a good idea.
More interesting than the the travelers’ firm grasp of the obvious was to discern a certain Alexis de Tocqueville outsider’s insight about the U.S. from folks seeing it in some cases for the first time.
Such recent history gives us insight on what might happen under the current administration.
In part two of Rethinking Drought and Water in Southwest Riverside County, Kurt Schwabe offers insights on proactive planning for future droughts.
Karl Mattson gives insight on adopting a baby as a gay parent.
These genomes are only starting to be plumbed for insight on the velvet spider's social behavior and its adaptability.
Last month, a team of researchers determined that adding a splash of water to whiskey improves its flavor, and physicists have also studied the residue left over in whiskey glasses to glean insights on fluid dynamics.
Looking back to the 1980s, a recent documentary about George Michael—narrated by the late singer himself—provides some personal insight into his journey through stardom.
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First Known Use of insight
Synonymsdiscernment, wisdom, perception, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience
Related Wordsacuity, acumen, astuteness, clear-sightedness, keenness, penetration, percipience, perspicacity, sensitivity, understanding; appreciation, apprehension, comprehension, grasp; brain (s), braininess, brightness, brilliance, canniness, cleverness, gray matter, intellect, intelligence, judgment (or judgement), mentality, power, reason, sense, smartness, wit; discrimination, foresight, foresightedness, judiciousness, prudence, sanity; logic, rationality
Near Antonymsdensity, dullness (also dulness), obtuseness; brainlessness, folly, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, mindlessness, silliness, simplemindedness, simpleness, stupidity, witlessness; illogic, irrationality, unreasonableness, unsoundness; craziness, insanity, lunacy, madness; preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, zaniness
Synonym Discussion of insight
- the discernment to know true friends
- the discrimination that develops through listening to a lot of great music
- a novelist of keen perception into human motives
- lacks the penetration to see the scorn beneath their friendly smiles
- a documentary providing insight into the plight of the homeless
- a director of reliable box-office acumen
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