vantage ground

vantage ground

n
a position or condition affording superiority or advantage over or as if over an opponent
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The poet, that beautified the sect, that was otherwise inferior to the rest, saith yet excellently well: It is a pleasure, to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure, to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth
In the earlier centuries it was merely a vantage ground.
Nevertheless, as she looked back upon it from the vantage ground of after years, she felt that the moment when Mr.
If I laid the mine under his feet before I approached him, and if I left instructions with a third person to fire it on the expiration of a certain time, unless directions to the contrary were previously received under my own hand, or from my own lips--in that event the Count's security was absolutely dependent upon mine, and I might hold the vantage ground over him securely, even in his own house.
He needs no army, fort, or navy, --he loves men too well; no bribe, or feast, or palace, to draw friends to him; no vantage ground, no favorable circumstance.
So long as the assault on his faith was distant and feeble, Middleton, who was no great proficient in polemics, submitted to its effects with the patience and humility of a martyr; but the moment the good father, who felt such concern in his future happiness, was tempted to improve his vantage ground by calling in the aid of some of the peculiar subtilties of his own creed, the young man was too good a soldier not to make head against the hot attack.
This last straight two miles and a half is always a vantage ground for the hounds, and the hares know it well; they are generally viewed on the side of Barby Hill, and all eyes are on the lookout for them to-day.
None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.