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uh pin yuhn

  • n  a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    my opinion differs from yours
  • 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
    his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page
  • n  a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
    he asked for a poll of public opinion
  • n  the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    opinions are usually written by a single judge
  • n  the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
  • n  a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

  • Professor Shibley Telhamis annual survey of Arab public opinion is out this week.
  • We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news.
  • The latest samplings of public opinion conducted for FORTUNE by the research firm of Elmo Roperare presented below.
News & Articles


  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Boston Globe
    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."
  • Charlie Manuel in The Associated Press
    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."
  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    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."

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