from The Century Dictionary.
- Profitable; convenient; gainful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Advantageous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Providing an
advantage; helpful to the advancementof a cause.
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And therefore according to the course of this day observed, I am the woman that must make good what I have saide for the approbation of that Proverbe: no way (I hope) distastfull to you in the hearing, but advantageable to preserve you from any such beguiling.
Beleeve me, it was very advantageable to us all, that she was not this dayes first beginner, because few or none would have had any courage to follow after her; and therefore the rest yet remaining, are the more to be feared and suspected.
a wife: yet he was not uxorious, nor remitted he that just rule which it was her honour to obey, but managed the reins of government with such prudence and affection, that she who could not delight in such an honourable and advantageable subjection, must have wanted a reasonable soul.