think piece


Definition of think piece

: a piece of writing meant to be thought-provoking and speculative that consists chiefly of background material and personal opinion and analysis

Examples of think piece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, many protest and march and write outraged think pieces like this one. Los Angeles Times, "Column: For our kids, the white guy with a gun is the face of terrorism," 6 Aug. 2019 America's newfound love for seltzer has inspired think pieces and intense debates about brands and flavors. Popular Science, "Home seltzer makers that’ll add sparkle to your life," 9 Oct. 2019 This last find was auctioned off at Protheroe’s of London, sparking a series of think pieces on these gothic curiosities, these bloody orchids. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Orchids," 9 Oct. 2019 Since its release, the show has become a stronghold in pop culture, becoming the subject of everything from memes to think pieces. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Netflix is bringing 'Tiger King' back for one more episode," 9 Apr. 2020 Vital New York Times’ think pieces aside, life in Corona lockdown has been pretty innocuous for me so far. Michelle Collins, Marie Claire, "My Boyfriend Andrew Cuomo’s New Girlfriend Is America," 26 Mar. 2020 Those who hope to sway voters away from Trump through endless berating think pieces will fail. Andrew T. Walker, National Review, "Understanding Why Religious Conservatives Would Vote for Trump," 10 Feb. 2020 Read my think piece, then check out Soleil Ho’s review of the food at the new Valencia St. taproom. Esther Mobley,, "Does a wine taste different when a winemaker doesn’t add sulfur to it?," 6 Feb. 2020 His whole existence has become a think piece, and that on-the-nose quality extends throughout the story tangle. Darren Franich,, "Star Wars rewatch: The Last Jedi destroys a legend to rebuild the same legend," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of think piece

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Think piece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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