1 For a day or two we were busily employed in unpacking and laying out our property to the best advantage.
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2 I had long determined that he should have a show for his life if he chose to take advantage of it.
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3 How well they succeeded, and how quickly I took advantage of it, are still fresh in your recollection.
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4 They continued to behave very much as before, and when treated with generosity, simply took advantage of it.
5 At heart, each of them was secretly wondering whether he could not somehow turn Jones's misfortune to his own advantage.
6 The advantage of only having to feed themselves, and not having to support five extravagant human beings as well, was so great that it would have taken a lot of failures to outweigh it.
7 And the human figure was seen to great advantage against a background of sky.
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8 But I must go, you know, whether I like it or not; and I had better go where I can take with me some advantage of your influence, than where I should lose it altogether.
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9 Two or three lamps were rained out and blown out; so, both saw the lightning to advantage as it quivered and zigzagged on the iron tracks.
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10 Her form was exquisitely symmetrical, and was shown to advantage by a sort of Eastern dress, which she wore according to the fashion of the females of her nation.
11 The fifth knight alone maintained the honour of his party, and parted fairly with the Knight of St John, both splintering their lances without advantage on either side.
12 But none shared the general feeling of dissatisfaction so keenly as Cedric the Saxon, who saw, in each advantage gained by the Norman challengers, a repeated triumph over the honour of England.
13 Over this champion the Disinherited Knight obtained a slight but decisive advantage.
14 It was therefore necessary, that Fitzurse should open to them new prospects of advantage, and remind them of those which they at present enjoyed.
15 It was about the hour of noon, therefore, when De Bracy, for whose advantage the expedition had been first planned, appeared to prosecute his views upon the hand and possessions of the Lady Rowena.