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vantage ground

a position or place that gives one an advantage, as for action, view, or defense.
Origin of vantage ground
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • With good field-glasses there is no other vantage-ground for bird study equal to this.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The region beyond him he regards from this vantage-ground of unquestioned security.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Then the Locrians ceased clinging to their rear, but continued their volleys from the vantage-ground above.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • “They are there,” said I, surveying from my vantage-ground the thinning ranks.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • Faith is the only charm by which the experience of one becomes a vantage-ground for the start of another.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • The Moors were greatly superior in number, and had the vantage-ground.

  • Mavis and Merle, from the vantage-ground of the terraced walk by the river, had a splendid view of the settlement.

    A Fortunate Term Angela Brazil
  • And now, the kingdom threatened to become a vantage-ground to the foreign enemy.

    Spenser R. W. Church
  • Faith dominates this section; faith in its historical career and as the vantage-ground of Christianity.

  • Yet from their step of vantage-ground in the Universe, at least, they see that it is good.

British Dictionary definitions for vantage-ground

vantage ground

a position or condition affording superiority or advantage over or as if over an opponent
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