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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Nosy birds twit and tweet from their leafy vantage points. Variety, The Mercury News, "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey scoops up $22 million San Francisco house next door," 5 June 2019 Still others see a vantage point, with lofty, wide views. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process’ Review: Paintings That Span London’s Many Moods," 28 Jan. 2019 From my upside-down vantage point, the sky seems to fish-eye, curved up from the earth, offering a 360-degree view of the horizon, across the Painted Desert, the Grand Canyon’s rim in the distance as day fades into night. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "James Turrell’s New Masterpiece in the Desert," 14 Jan. 2019 Bayley said cruisers who ride the helium balloon attraction into the air will experience the highest vantage point in the Caribbean. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Royal Caribbean plans massive overhaul of private island CocoCay," 14 Mar. 2018 Yet of all the people who knew that was never going to happen, none has a more unique vantage point than Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "A 'different breed': Why you should never question Steph Curry's confidence," 22 May 2018 Bills tight end Charles Clay played with Incognito and Martin in Miami, and has a unique vantage point in this saga. Khadrice Rollins,, "Bills Guard Richie Incognito Announces Retirement On Twitter," 10 Apr. 2018 There is no one explanation for what’s sidelining men — data suggest overlapping trends — but Butcher sits at a revealing vantage point. Jeanna Smialek, The Seattle Times, "Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot US job market," 20 Nov. 2018 From a vantage point in the plaza, visitors also can see the Old Courthouse (where Dred and Harriet Scott pleaded their case to be freed from slavery) and downtown St. Louis. Mary Forgione,, "Gateway Arch's $380-million makeover brings renovated museum and visitor center — and a new name," 4 July 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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