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advantage

A benefit, a favourable condition.
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The accidents of my life have often afforded me this advantage, but never with more fulness and variety than during my continuance in office.
He was a smooth and florid personage, elegantly dressed, and he spoke their language freely, which gave him a great advantage in dealing with them.
Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed upon, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage.
There was an easy, com- fortable path along the shore under the bluff, but it lacked the advantages of difficulty and danger so val- ued by a pirate.
The apartment and furniture would have been nothing extraordinary as belonging to a homely, northern farmer, with a stubborn countenance, and stalwart limbs set out to advantage in knee- breeches and gaiters.
His gentle melancholy of look and manner greatly assisted his personal advantages.
Small states, or states of less natural strength, under vigorous governments, and with the assistance of disciplined armies, have often triumphed over large states, or states of greater natural strength, which have been destitute of these advantages.
AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction.
You laugh; laugh away, gentlemen, but only answer me: have man's advantages been reckoned up with perfect certainty?
They have each their advantages, and I can be equally happy in either.
A niece of ours, Sir Thomas, I may say, or at least ofyours, would not grow up in this neighbourhood without many advantages.
 From the coals that he'd preferred to the advantages of truth.