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Withdraw from a situation emotionally in order to view it more objectively.
- ‘It is time to stand back from a situation that has gained acceptability through long familiarity and reappraise it objectively.’
- ‘No one is standing back to take a long-term view.’
- ‘The courts deals with the risk of bias in such cases by a strong warning to the jury as to just how important it is to stand back, be objective, and look at the evidence.’
- ‘Do I have the capacity to stand back from the deep emotions and not get mired or lost in destructive thoughts and feelings?’
- ‘I can't stand back from it and have some objectivity about the whole thing.’
- ‘He's also able to stand back and be objective and will always challenge me if he thinks something is not quite right.’
- ‘You may have to stand back a little and take another look at this situation.’
- ‘Strategic assessment involves standing back from the everyday activities of the business.’
- ‘Only by standing back and viewing the evidence as a whole can one properly reach a conclusion.’
- ‘When he writes the show he can stand back from the women he knows and view them subjectively.’
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