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    Allen165 is offline Key Member
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    Provide a window into something

    I'm not sure I understand the expression "to provide a window into something." For example, what does "sports provide a window into society." exactly mean? That sports provide an insight into society? Or something else?

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    Allen165 is offline Key Member
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    Re: Provide a window into something

    Anyone?

    Could one say, the courses I took provided me with a window into the workings of the WTO?

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    Re: Provide a window into something

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Anyone?

    Could one say, the courses I took provided me with a window into the workings of the WTO?

    Thanks!
    How about 'opened a window into ...'?

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    Re: Provide a window into something

    "To provide a window into something" is not an expression I came up with; if you google it you'll get many hits. The first time I read it was a couple of weeks ago in a law textbook, and because I liked it so much I wrote down the sentence:

    "An examination of the law of deadly force provides another window into this development."

    But, as I said, I'm not sure I understand what it exactly means.

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    bertietheblue is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Provide a window into something

    In this case, exactly what you said in your first post: insight.

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