vantage (n.)
advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
1H6 IV.v.28[John Talbot to Talbot] You fled for vantage, everyone will swear [i.e. to gain a military advantage]
2H4 II.iii.53[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of the rebels] If they get ground and vantage of the King, / Then join you with them like a rib of steel
AC III.x.12[Scarus to Enobarbus, of the fight] When vantage like a pair of twins appeared
Cor I.i.158[Menenius to First Citizen] Thou rascal, that art worst in blood to run, / Lead'st first to win some vantage
H5 III.vi.142[King Henry to Montjoy, of the sickness affecting the English] 'tis no wisdom to confess so much / Unto an enemy of craft and vantage
H5 IV.i.273[King Henry alone, of a wretched slave] but for ceremony, such a wretch ... / Had the fore-hand and vantage of a king
Ham V.ii.384[Fortinbras to Horatio] rights ... / Which now to claim my vantage doth invite me
MND I.i.102[Lysander to Theseus] My fortunes [are] every way as fairly ranked - / If not with vantage - as Demetrius'
R3 V.iii.15[King Richard to all] Let us survey the vantage of the ground [i.e. the positions likely to give superiority]
TC V.viii.9[Hector to Achilles] I am unarmed; forgo this vantage
TG IV.i.28[Valentine to Outlaws, of a man] I slew him manfully in fight, / Without false vantage [i.e. unfair advantage]
TNK III.i.122[Palamon to Arcite] there you have / A vantage o'er me
Ven.635[Venus to Adonis, of a boar] having thee at vantage [he] ... / Would root these beauties as he roots the mead
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