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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The issue, from our vantage point, isn’t whether UW can do it against in 2019. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Washington preview: The Jacob Eason era begins with a new defense and loaded division," 27 Aug. 2019 Epcot’s Canada and China pavilions are getting updates with new films, while new venues will feature firework displays from new vantage points. Fortune, "Franchise Fever Is Taking Over Disney’s Theme Parks," 26 Aug. 2019 Shanahan spent much of the two joint practices standing solo to process the action from different vantage points. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Mike Shanahan visits Broncos-49ers joint practices: “It’s great to be back”," 17 Aug. 2019 The fireworks can be seen from various vantage points up and down Lincoln Memorial Drive and beyond. Keith Schubert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What you need to know about the July 3 fireworks in Milwaukee," 3 July 2018 Freeman takes a godlike vantage point to narrate Chappelle walking alone through the desert. Nick Romano,, "Dave Chappelle reveals fifth Netflix comedy special with help from Morgan Freeman," 15 Aug. 2019 From The Enquirer’s vantage point, Hopkins is having the better training camp. Tyler Dragon,, "What to watch for when Bengals open preseason in Kansas City," 9 Aug. 2019 Thompson is a huge running back, listed at 6 feet 1 and 240 pounds, and appeared to get in the end zone from my vantage point 120-plus yards away on sheer size. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions observations: Matt Patricia upgrades his ride to sweet ATV," 27 July 2019 The bar will be hosting a public fireworks watching party from its vantage point at the mouth of the Charles. Andrew Sessa, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Boston," 5 July 2019

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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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