point of view

noun phrase

: a position or perspective from which something is considered or evaluated : standpoint

Examples of point of view in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Would the friend like to continue the conversation to try to persuade your spouse to adopt the friend’s point of view? Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 Does that change the point of view on the world of Hunger Games? WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 This passage occurs in one of the chapters seen from Maugham’s point of view; the writing is thus offering a kind of free indirect style. James Wood, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 Camerawork and editing are always key to capturing the emotions and tones of a scene, as well as getting audiences to understand characters’ points of view. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Nov. 2023 With no need for subtitles, Nguyen creates a multilingual play, establishing point of view in a way that’s both funny and profound. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 1 Nov. 2023 Then came 1989, with a fresh sound and point of view, aligned with a broader generational adventure. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 31 Oct. 2023 This idea resonates with Chavarria, who has, over the last couple of seasons, focused his designs on elegance and sophistication without doing away with the diverse point of view that put him on the map many years ago. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 Forgiveness is, as much as vengeance, a concept that can be applied only from within the first-person point of view. Nikhil Krishnan, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of point of view was in 1793

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Cite this Entry

“Point of view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20of%20view. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

point of view

: a way of looking at or thinking about something : standpoint
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