Definition of To advantage

1. Adverb. In a manner that uses the most flattering or best aspects of. "The dress brought out her figure to advantage"

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Lexicographical Neighbors of To Advantage

to a fine fare-thee-well
to a great extent
to a greater extent
to a hair
to a higher degree
to a higher place
to a lesser degree
to a lesser extent
to a lower place
to a man
to a nicety
to a tee
to a tittle
to a tolerable degree
to a turn
to advantage (current term)
to all intents and purposes
to an adequate degree
to an extent
to and again
to and fro
to and fros
to arms
to be continued
to be honest
to be precise
to be sure
to beat the band
to begin with
to boot

Literary usage of To advantage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"It is of such slow growth that it probably could not be cultivated to advantage ; and I fear that, unlike the cow-cabbage of Jersey, it would form no new ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in the Year 1641 by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1888)
"... or hope to advantage myself with the real or personal estate of any person whatsoever, or obtaining any office, command, title of honour, benefit, ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"Can alfalfa be grown to advantage in the east? HB Fullerton. 11. Craftsman. 19: 509-11. F. '11. How to raise alfalfa successfully in the east. H. Sage. ..."

4. The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1901)
"This arrangement was so convenient that I made it turn to advantage as well at the Hermitage as at Montmorency, and afterwards even at ..."

5. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"... have no doubt but that the general practitioner could frequently use it to advantage, as it is simple in construction, and made in a substantial manner. ..."

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