vantage point


Definition of vantage point 

: a position or standpoint from which something is viewed or considered especially : point of view

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Examples of vantage point in a Sentence

You can see the whole valley from this vantage point. From our vantage point in the 21st century, it is difficult to imagine life without computers.

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By some vantage points, Galchenyuk and Domi have been very different players throughout their respective careers. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Breaking down the Alex Galchenyuk-Max Domi trade between the Coyotes and Canadiens," 15 June 2018 More pathways will be built to allow visitors to view the elephants from multiple vantage points. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "As Maryland Zoo continues its $20 million renovation, some animals will be out of view," 7 June 2018 Those who climb trees are often lonely, or in search of a vantage point that separates them from everybody else. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Shaking the Tree," 30 May 2018 Cool vantage points to observe from (Photo: Michael Sears, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Your kids don't just have to stand behind a fence to see the otters. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The river otter exhibit is going to be your kids' new favorite thing at the Milwaukee County Zoo," 18 May 2018 That relatively quick shift to a streaming-centric gaming marketplace might seem hard to believe from the vantage point of 2018, where even streaming a high-end game from a console inside your own house comes with plenty of headaches. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ubisoft CEO: Cloud gaming will replace consoles after the next generation," 7 June 2018 From the vantage point of Resorts, 40 years has left the casino well-positioned, and not just by virtue of being next door to the Hard Rock. Amy S. Rosenberg,, "How Resorts, Atlantic City's first casino, is still in the game," 23 May 2018 There are two viewing decks where people can take photos and video of the falls from the vantage point of a county park on the south side of the river. Steve Stuebner, idahostatesman, "Experience the thundering power of Shoshone Falls — then visit nearby waterfalls, too | Idaho Statesman," 16 Apr. 2018 Here's what our storm looks like from the vantage point of GOES-East. Eder Campuzano,, "Portland Saturday weather: Storm closing in, with possible gusts of up to 44 mph," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vantage point

1847, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of vantage point

: a position from which something is viewed or considered

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