view·​point | \ˈvyü-ˌpȯint \

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Examples of viewpoint in a Sentence

The story is told from the viewpoint of someone who grew up during the Great Depression. Her viewpoint is that of a person who has been in politics for decades.

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Epic is also fine-tuning new tools, like heat maps, to let broadcasters more easily capture crucial fights, display alternative viewpoints, and generally keep better track of a match’s chaotic and unpredictable progression. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Fortnite’s celebrity tournament felt like a trial run for Epic’s grand e-sports ambitions," 17 June 2018 To deal with that, the movie tells scenes from different viewpoints, depending on whose memory is dictating the narrative. Mike Miller,, "Teenagers Who Famously Tried to Steal Millions from a College Library on Their 'Extreme' Story," 29 May 2018 Check out the houseboat community in Portage Bay, head west to see Gas Works Park from a different viewpoint, or travel east through the Montlake Cut to hang with the wildlife near the Washington Park Arboretum. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Seattle beyond the Space Needle: Pick an itinerary and explore this summer," 14 May 2018 The implication is that anybody tagged in this has to validate their viewpoint. Brian Flood, Fox News, "Candace Owens challenges ESPN star Jemele Hill to racism debate, says Dems use her to 'paralyze blacks with undue fear'," 10 July 2018 Other events influenced their viewpoints, like the international community’s failures to prevent genocide and ethnic cleansing in Rwanda in 1994 and Bosnia between 1992 and 1995. Jonathan M. Dicicco, Washington Post, "Fifty years ago, American troops abandoned Khe Sanh. Here’s how the U.S. got over ‘Vietnam syndrome.’," 5 July 2018 But even before it was published, politicians and political pundits rushed to their respective corners, seizing on Tweet-sized snippets that would back up their pre-existing viewpoints. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "Inspector General Criticizes FBI and Comey, But Some Want More," 14 June 2018 As a leave voter, the 60-year-old only managed to convince his two sons to back his viewpoint. Kitty Donaldson,, "Portrait of Brexit Britain: A Divided Nation Makes a Journey Into the Unknown," 28 Mar. 2018 Only by exposing their viewpoints will we, as a society, be equipped to confront them head-on. Beryl Love,, "Editor’s note: Why we are reporting on neo-Nazis in Ohio," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of viewpoint

1855, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of viewpoint

: a way of looking at or thinking about something


view·​point | \ˈvyü-ˌpȯint \

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