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advantage sb. (sense ‘profit, benefit’ is freq. with phr. “make” or “take of,” rarely “on” Ven. 405); also ‘advantageous or favourable position’)
1. favourable opportunity, chance Tp. III. iii. 13 “The next Will we take,” Oth. I. iii. 299, II. i. 249, Ven. 129; 3H6 III. ii. 192 “for advantages” (=as it serves my convenience; cf. Compl. 123); Oth. III. iii. 312 “to the advantage” (= opportunely).
2. pecuniary profit, interest on money Mer.V. I. iii. 71 “neither lend nor borrow Upon advantage” ; fig. John III. iii. 22.
3. “with advantages” H5 IV. iii. 50 (‘his story will lose nothing in the telling’).
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