opinion opinion  /ə ˈpɪn jən/


  1. (n) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
  2. (n) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
  3. (n) a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
  4. (n) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
  5. (n) the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
  6. (n) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed


  1. Professor Shibley Telhamis annual survey of Arab public opinion is out this week.
  2. We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news.
  3. Among Democrats: 87% in favor, 9% oppose, 4% no opinion.


  1. Opinion: Cordova Cannot De-Annex From Memphis

    Opinion saying residents do not have the authority to demand a referendum to de-annex
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WREG-TV Memphis

  2. Opinion analysis: Oklahoma skunks Texas in cross-border water rivalry

    The Court continues to build on its recent record of unanimous decisions, ruling in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann that a Texas water district does not have the right to enter Oklahoma to divert water for thirsty Texans in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The twenty-four-page opinion by Justice Sotomayor elicited no concurring or dissenting [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SCOTUSblog

  3. Advisory opinion: Cordova residents do not have legal authority to demand De-annexation referendum

    The state attorney general said in an advisory opinion that Cordova residents, or any Tennessee residents at that, do not have the legal authority to demand a referendum for de-annexing from the City of Memphis.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WMCTV Memphis


  1. "Wait, you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? My husband is not the secretary of state. I am," a visibly angry Clinton told the crowd. "You ask my opinion, I'll tell you my opinion. I'm not going to be channeling my husband."
    on Aug 14, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Boston Globe

  2. "I looked there and I felt like, in my opinion, and I'm not his manager, but at the same time he's a young kid," Manuel said. "I say let him pitch and let him get his feet on the ground in the major leagues and kind of let him earn his way."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Charlie Manuel Source: The Associated Press

  3. "There's a lot of sectarian violence taking place, fomented, in my opinion, because of the attacks by Al Qaeda, causing people to seek reprisal," Mr. Bush said, adding that he planned to work with Mr. Maliki "to defeat these elements."
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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