sense of direction

noun phrase

: ability to find one's way around easily in a new place
a good/poor sense of direction
: ability to know in which direction something is
I've got no sense of direction.

Examples of sense of direction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Capricorns love having a strong sense of direction and working hard towards their goals. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 31 Aug. 2023 There is a clear sense of direction, almost a narrative sensibility, in the five tracks’ grudging progression from darkness to something approaching light. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 28 Aug. 2023 Learning to manage and process grief can help prevent future episodes of depression and provide a clearer sense of direction through the healing process. Mary K. Tatum, Ms, Lmhc, Verywell Health, 14 July 2023 As my physical energy waned, so too did my sense of direction and purpose. Liam Hess, Vogue, 11 July 2023 Since the Great Depression, U.S. economic diplomacy has been most successful when officials have combined a sense of direction about an open, cooperative, mutually beneficial international economic system with a spirit of problem solving. Robert B. Zoellick, Foreign Affairs, 22 Feb. 2022 Skeptics may point out that Venice is a series of islands and an easy place to lose your sense of direction. John Branch, New York Times, 12 June 2023 Working in a non-inspiring and non-motivating society can bring down an innovator’s self-confidence and sense of direction. IEEE Spectrum, 17 May 2023 In them, every character loses a sense of direction and personal integrity. Bogdan Costea, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Sense of direction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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