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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All of this would be recorded by a professional documentary film crew, so the conversations and exchange of viewpoints could be edited together for a Showtime series called Bridging The Divide. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Conservative Radio Host: How I Got Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen," 12 July 2018 Certainly, from the viewpoint of a storyteller, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Wales are the unlikeliest couple of all. Mary Mcnamara,, "When Harry Met Meghan: The royal wedding is the perfect Hollywood ending for a very Hollywood story," 11 May 2018 The common thread isn't a policy perspective or even a political viewpoint. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "The Donald Trump book club is exactly what you would think it would be," 7 May 2018 Navarro’s viewpoint isn’t generally shared by trade or China observers. Michael Hiltzik,, "A radical trade prescription from the Federal Reserve: Stop complaining about China, and pay U.S. workers better," 12 June 2018 Tina, Nell, or myself – have this precious viewpoint. Rebecca Milzoff, Billboard, "'Mean Girls' Composers on Making Tina Fey's Cult Favorite Into a Hit Musical," 18 May 2018 Diversity of artistic viewpoints There will be about 150 juried artists at the show. Laura Latzko, azcentral, "Sip and stroll at Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival," 12 Mar. 2018 This is not a commentary on Brown's policy stances or social viewpoints. Jason Williams,, "PX column: Why Sherrod Brown could be Democrats' best hope for defeating Donald Trump," 6 July 2018 From that viewpoint justice and mercy are opposed, because mercy could impede the administration of strict justice. Joseph Holt, Fortune, "I’m a Biblical Scholar. It’s Clear That Jeff Sessions Needs a Bible Lesson," 20 June 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


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