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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADVANTAGES

From these I shall endeavor to derive all the advantages which they may afford.

Too well knowing his advantages: yet those not what she had conceived them to be!

We have its advantages, but there are advantages to which we have not yet attained.

What are the advantages of: (a) the long process of bread making?

It got us into a great many difficulties, some of which were ridiculous, but it had its advantages.

I was not insensible to the advantages of his proposal, and gladly assured him of my acceptance.

No other man, let his merits be what they may, could have these advantages in my opinion.

This is a sort of economy having all the appearances and some of the advantages of prudence.

Now here's one of the advantages, or disadvantages, of knowing a disappointed man.

As soon as he had exhausted the advantages of that solitude, he abandoned it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., avantage, "position of being in advance of another," from Old French avantage "advantage, profit, superiority," from avant "before," probably via an unrecorded Late Latin *abantaticum, from Latin abante (see advance).

The -d- is a 16c. intrusion on the analogy of Latin ad- words. Meaning "a favoring circumstance" (the opposite of disadvantage) is from late 15c. Tennis score sense is from 1640s, first recorded in writings of John Milton, of all people. Phrase to take advantage of is first attested late 14c.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.