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 (ăd′văn-tā′jəs, -vən-)
Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.

ad′van·ta′geous·ly adv.
ad′van·ta′geous·ness n.
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  1. Beneficial … like water to a garden —Anon
  2. Benefits, like bread, soon become stale —Caroline Forne
  3. Benefits, like flowers, please most when they are fresh —George Herbert
  4. Free [things] … free as a well to get into, but like a rat trap, not exactly free to get out of —Josh Billings

    Billings wrote in a phonetic dialect. Here’s the dialect version of the above: “I hav found a grate menny things in this wurld that was free —free az a well tew git into, but like a rat trap, not ekzackly free tu git out ov.”

  5. A good deal … like trading an apple for an orchard —Anon

    The opposite of this is a German proverb: “Like trading the hen for the egg.”

  6. Like parenthood, you bid [at an auction,] then see what you’ve got —John Ciardi
  7. Privileges she could list as a prisoner might count out the days of his sentence —Margaret Sutherland
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advantageousness - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
auspiciousness, propitiousness - the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
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