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.
Recent Examples on the Web From a high enough vantage point, this year’s move from boom to bust to boom looks much like a normal market response to an outside shock, only far faster. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Thank Stimulus for the Market’s Whiplash," 20 June 2020 But from this vantage point, the teetering stacks of unfiled papers on my floor are visible, not just the ones on my desk. Anne Fadiman, Wired, "Screen Share: A College Teacher’s Zoom Journal," 17 June 2020 You’ll generally be set up waiting for caribou moving through, often posted at a good vantage point to glass. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, "Planning to Hunt Alaska Someday? Here’s Why Caribou Should Be Your First Trip," 12 June 2020 From your vantage point, what has the travel community's response been like? Condé Nast Traveler, "How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women: Women Who Travel Podcast," 10 June 2020 No gun is visible from the vantage point of the video. oregonlive, "Driver passes Portland protest blockade on I-84, sideswiping Subaru; altercation ensues (video)," 9 June 2020 Kilik wrote this from the vantage point of a particular time in our history when the country was already poised on precipices of change regarding gender and race. Yvette Benavides,, "Review: Rediscovered novel ‘The Duchess of Angus’ a snapshot of World War II-era San Antonio," 4 June 2020 Griffin Matthews, a stage actor known for his role on Netflix's Dear White People, jumped on Twitter to share his own vantage point as a Black Broadway star. Ineye Komonibo,, "Broadway Stars Call Out Racist & Silent Theater Community," 3 June 2020 To understand this tiny thing, far smaller than a bacterium, is about as easy as understanding the Earth and its orbit from the vantage point of the universe. Ai Weiwei, The Atlantic, "When Time Loses All Meaning," 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of vantage point

1847, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Vantage point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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: a position from which something is viewed or considered

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