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Definitions of aspect

  1. the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
  2. the expression on a person's face; " a sad expression"; " a look of triumph"; " an angry face"
  3. a distinct feature or element in a problem; " he studied every facet of the question"
  4. the visual percept of a region; " the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
  5. a characteristic to be considered
  6. The act of looking; vision; gaze; glance.
  7. Look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air.
  8. Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
  9. Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass; as, a house has a southern aspect, that is, a position which faces the south.
  10. Prospect; outlook.
  11. The situation of planets or stars with respect to one another, or the angle formed by the rays of light proceeding from them and meeting at the eye; the joint look of planets or stars upon each other or upon the earth.
  12. The influence of the stars for good or evil; as, an ill aspect.
  13. To behold; to look at.
  14. A view of a plane from a given direction, usually from above; more exactly, the manner of presentation of a plane to a fluid through which it is moving or to a current. If an immersed plane meets a current of fluid long side foremost, or in broadside aspect, it sustains more pressure than when placed short side foremost. Hence, long narrow wings are more effective than short broad ones of the same area.
  15. Visual or mental appearance; look; mien; air; outlook or prospect; appearance; view.
  16. 1. Appearance, looks. 2. The side of an object which looks in any designated direction.
  17. Look: view: appearance: position in relation to the points of the compass: the situation of one planet with respect to another, as seen from the earth.
  18. Look; appearance; front.
  19. Appearance; mien; look; view; exposure; outlook.
  20. Look; view; appearance. Position as regards the points of the compass; the situation of one planet with respect to another.
  21. Look; appearance; position or situation; view.
  22. Look, appearance, point of view.
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Quotes of aspect

  1. The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov
  2. And I've always- the competition is one aspect of the job, but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition, you don't focus enough on what you're doing. – Katie Couric
  3. I think up until that time a lot of focus on Internet coverage was either sort of the bits and bytes aspect of it, sort of the high -tech aspect of it, and the sociological aspect of it, which is how it was transforming culture. – James Daly
  4. Well, it's a- I don't want to disappoint you, but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters. – Alexander Downer
  5. No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems. – Arthur Erickson
  6. To be physically fit is just a small aspect You can be a beautiful physical specimen, but you're empty as far as what it takes to be a person, and that shows up real fast. – Lee Haney
  7. I literally felt like a freak, which is another aspect of the role of Sally that I relate to: total outsider. – Kristen Johnston
  8. I'm not an historian but I can get interested- obsessively interested- with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past. – Penelope Lively
  9. The important aspect as we look at this budget, and as we look at previous budgets, is the budget system- what I'm trying to get at is changing budgeting itself in Wisconsin. – Scott McCallum
  10. There are similarities between business and sport, in the pressures involved and in the fitness aspect too. – Peter Shilton
  11. Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get -together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation. – Robert Teeter
  12. I like working closely with artists. I think that's very important in fantasy and science fiction- the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters. – Margaret Weis
  13. I had always been intrigued by the emotional aspect of adventure gaming -the fact that people get so personally involved. – Roberta Williams
  14. We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect – Clara Zetkin

Usage examples for aspect

  1. But, he had never seen his friend in his present aspect he had never at all known him in his present character. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. The room presented a very different aspect from that which it usually wore. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  3. The aspect of my heaven on earth is beginning to alter. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  4. A moment ago, and everything wore a smiling aspect now, my mind is tortured by fear and anxiety. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  5. Such is their aspect in dry weather. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  6. No sooner had she secured them than the aspect of their home was changed. – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland
  7. I am going to show you West Point in its winter aspect – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  8. This aspect of the case was not a pleasant one. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  9. Perhaps this experience may interest some youthful readers in England, where the serious aspect of matters in the East is always discussed. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  10. On the side of Italy the aspect of affairs was almost as dark. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  11. Nevertheless she had the aspect of perfect health. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. This was the aspect of him that she loved best. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  13. You will get accustomed to see her under the aspect which alone she can hence forth bear to you: that of a handsome girl- there are thousands such in Egypt,- and the betrothed of another. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. What a different aspect the main square presented to that of an hour before! – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  15. The future alone had changed its aspect – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. How the whole aspect of the world had been changed in a moment by Thorndyke's revelation! – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  17. There was something in his dark, cool, stiff English aspect that gave her a curious feeling of relief. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  18. But his aspect had changed, and his voice took another note. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  19. His aspect was that of living sorrow and melancholy. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  20. That dreamed he that a man came to him glorious of aspect and asked whither he was bound and the man named some town or other. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
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