view·​point | \ ˈvyü-ˌpȯint \

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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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There is a wide range of viewpoints on the Nike controversy. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Texas farming company bars employees from wearing Nike," 16 Sep. 2018 To try to understand his viewpoint, Ars attempted to reach Hagar by phone and email in September. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "A shadowy op-ed campaign is now smearing SpaceX in space cities," 4 Oct. 2018 Ginsburg also spoke to CNN about the subject of the play, saying that Scalia, a conservative foil to her more liberal viewpoint, was her favorite sparring partner before his death in February 2016. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Plans on Staying on the Supreme Court Until She's 90," 30 July 2018 In a locker room of 53 players (90 at this time of year), there is seldom a consensus viewpoint on anything. Zach Berman,, "Thoughts on the cancelled White House visit, Carson Wentz's charity softball game, and OTAs | Early Birds," 6 June 2018 As to the notion of racial equality in America, there were differing viewpoints. John Pana,, "Students at Cleveland's Facing History New Tech High School split on question of racial equality today (Promised Land video)," 20 Mar. 2018 When asked about the hit after the game, a 6-4 Vegas win, both Wilson and Marchessault had differing viewpoints. Michael Blinn,, "Stanley Cup Final: Wilson, Marchessault Have Differing Opinions on Game 1 Hit," 29 May 2018 John Cox, a Republican candidate in the California gubernatorial race, and Enrique Morones, an immigration activist and the founder of Border Angels, were on to discuss opposing viewpoints on sanctuary cities. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Guest Makes Fun of Laura Ingraham for Losing Advertisers," 19 Apr. 2018 These memes are seen as a public declaration of your political positions and cultural identity, and, increasingly, an invitation for people with opposing viewpoints to come sass (or harass) you in the comments. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "The WIRED Guide to Memes," 1 Apr. 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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to deny responsibility for

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