give one an idea of

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To give one an idea of the total world consumption of abaca fiber, let me give you the hereunder information:
Nothing but actual experience will give one an idea of the plodding, unvarying monotony ...
The experiences of several campers can give one an idea of what camp means to some campers.
The combinations of dramatic subject matter and the known natures of the directors give one an idea of the substance one can expect from Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River," Hector Babenco's "Carandiru," Lars von Trier's "Dogville," Alexander Sokurov's "Father and Son," Samira Makhmalbaf's "Five in the Afternoon," Claude Miller's "La petite Lili" and Andre Techine's "Strayed."