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 The First Amendment requires the government to protect the right of people to express their opinions and point of view. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 The opinions in this article only represent his personal point of view. Michael Benarde, Fortune, 10 May 2024 While the novel is told almost exclusively from Jason's point of view, the show jumps back and forth between a variety of character's perspectives, giving viewers more insight into different relationships. Megan McCluskey, TIME, 8 May 2024 Since people are typically involved, be open-minded and try to see the situation from their point of view. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 8 May 2024 Among the default behaviors OpenAI proposes for the model are to assume the best intentions from the user or developer, ask clarifying questions, don’t overstep, take an objective point of view, discourage hate, don’t try to change anyone’s mind, and express uncertainty. Emilia David, The Verge, 8 May 2024 The only common denominator is that these movies have a strong point of view. Brent Lang, Variety, 7 May 2024 The Interviews Between Lale Sokolov and Heather Morris The book is written in a third-person point of view, with Lale serving as the all-seeing narrator and sole protagonist. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 2 May 2024 Propelled by thumping electronica, his tennis scenes mix brutality and grace, with stylish super-duper close-ups and even showing the ball’s point of view in one dizzying sequence. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

point of view

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