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  • noun Obsolete form of advantage.

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Examples

  • And, to say the truthe, what nation, I pray you, of all Christendome loveth the Spaniarde, the scourge of the worlde, but from the teethe forwarde, and for advauntage?

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Vol. XIII. America. Part II.

  • Thus hauinge regarde unto the premisses, yt behoveth us to seeke some newe and better trade, of lesse daunger and more securitie, of lesse dammage, and of more advauntage; the rather to avoide the wilfull perjurie of suche of our Englishe nation as trade to Spaine and other of Kinge Phillipps domynions, where this oathe followinge ys usually ministred unto the master of our shippes.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Vol. XIII. America. Part II.

  • A Capitaine ought not to faighte the battaile, but with advauntage, excepte he be constrained, 142

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • Scipio; Asdruball; A Capitaine ought not to faight without advantage, excepte he be constrained; How advauntage maie bee taken of the enemies;

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • For Fabius Maximus never avoided to faight the battaile with Aniball, but he would have it with his advauntage: and Aniball did not presume to bee able to overcome hym, goyng to finde hym in the places where he incamped: where if he had presupposed, to have been able to have overcome, it had been conveniente for Fabius, to have fought the battaile with hym, or to have avoided.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • Romaines were: so that there shall be this advauntage more of the one, then of thother, that the Romaines could overcome the men, and the horses, the Duchemen onely the horses.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • There remaineth me also, if I remember my self well, to tell you what respectes a Capitaine ought to have, before he leade his men to faight: upon whiche I have to tell you firste, how a capitaine ought never to faight a battaile, except he have advauntage, or be constrained.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • Bett marry the removing of the straingers wch cannot choose but much advauntage the poor handycraftes of the Cytty moor graunt them remoued and graunt that this yor noyce hath Chidd downe all the matie of Ingland ymagin that you see the wretched straingers their babyes at their back (e) s, wt their poor lugage plodding tooth port (e) s and cost (e) s for transportacion and that you sytt as king (e) s in your desyres aucthoryty quyte sylenct by yor braule and you in ruff of yor opynions clothd what had you gott; Ile tell you, you had taught how insolenc and strong hand shoold prevayle how orderd shoold be quelld, and by this patterne not on of you shoold lyve an aged man for other ruffians as their fancies wrought wth sealf same hand sealf reasons and sealf right woold shark on you and men lyke ravenous fishes woold feed on on another

    Sir Thomas More

  • All the industrie that is used in the discipline of warre, is used for to bee prepared to fighte a fielde with thy enemie, because this is the ende, whereunto a Capitayne oughte to goo or endevour him selfe: For that the foughten field, geveth thee the warre wonne or loste: then he that knoweth best how to order it, and he that hath his army beste instructed, hath moste advauntage in this, and maye beste hope to overcome.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • [Sidenote: An ensample whiche proveth that horsemen with staves, cannot prevaile against footemen with Pikes, and what great advauntage the armed have, againste the unarmed.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

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