Careful Words

advantage (n.)

advantage (v.)

advantage (adv.)

True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd,

What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 97.

In those holy fields

Over whose acres walked those blessed feet

Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd

For our advantage on the bitter cross.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry IV. Part I. Act i. Sc. 1.

  We may with advantage at times forget what we know.

Publius Syrus (42 b c): Maxim 234.