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vantage point

a position or place that affords a wide or advantageous perspective; viewpoint:
to survey a valley from the vantage point of a high hill.
Origin of vantage point
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It seemed a good deal of time was consumed in reaching my vantage-point.

  • From his vantage-point he had a clear view of the quickening rush of departure.

    The Genius Margaret Horton Potter
  • From our vantage-point it seems quiet even now, with the busy town just below.

  • They looked and, from their vantage-point, made out a big herd.

  • Most of us have our personal grievances, as a vantage-point for eloquence in behalf of the mass.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • From that vantage-point Yetta learned the routine of evening work in the Settlement.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • "He's not as susceptible as he looks," Rose pronounced from her vantage-point of seniority.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • It seemed a good deal of time was consumed in reaching a vantage-point.

  • He remained at his vantage-point for some time, regarding with interested eyes all that passed.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • From such a vantage-point he could surely fix upon landmarks for his future guidance in penetrating the labyrinth of streets.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
British Dictionary definitions for vantage-point

vantage point

a position or place that allows one a wide or favourable overall view of a scene or situation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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