One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Showing the right (or wrong) relationship between visible objects.
- ‘Two sides of the shrine are visible, rendered in perspective as if the building were set in the distance.’
- 1.1 Correctly (or incorrectly) regarded in terms of relative importance.‘these expenses may seem high, but they need to be put into perspective’
- ‘Taken together, this is a fairly revolutionary and intrusive programme, but it is important to view it in perspective.’
- ‘This will help to keep your job, relationships, and overall goals in perspective.’
- ‘In our quest for ultimate health it can be tough to keep our relationship with food in perspective.’
- ‘You have to be careful and keep this in perspective, especially in terms of apportioning blame.’
- ‘It's important to keep these divisions and manoeuvres in perspective.’
- ‘It puts in perspective some of the temporary blips in that relationship.’
- ‘While this was a horrendous event, it is important to keep it in perspective.’
- ‘It's unfortunate that this is happening, but it's important also to keep this in perspective.’
- ‘Once you get past the colorful language, it's important to put the information in perspective.’
- ‘Illness puts things in perspective and teaches you what's important.’
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