vantage » vintage

Chiefly in:   vintage point

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • It should be noted for the comfort of those wishing to look at the devastation at a required safe distance, that although St. George’s Hill provides a real vintage point, Richmond Hill is not far behind. (Montserrat Reporter, Sep. 1999)
  • While the differences between programs, from the vintage point of graduate feedback and committee members, were seen as hallmarks of the program, the demanding credit load seemed cumbersome, and the committee questioned its reasonability against competing programs. (Colorado State University Journal of Student Affairs, 2000)
  • I think that Mr Tung handled it very well….after you look at it from this vintage point backwards…you say well, I think that’s a good job. (Peter Woo, Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Aug. 14, 2001)
  • Events management company owner Reece Mann thanked the mayor profusely for taking time out to visit them, whereupon he invited Masondo to a “wonderful view of the CBD” from the Turfontein vintage point. (City of Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 15, 2002)
  • The 26.12ha area is the limit. It can either be at the beach for a stunning sunset wedding or at its viewing huts atop the Monkey Pot to have the vintage point of the Celebes Sea, Mount Kinabalu and Sungai Mengkabong. (New Straits Times, Malaysia, May 8, 2003)
  • Talking to newsmen Chairman of All Pakistan Furniture Exporters Association Turhan Baig Mohammad who was participating in furniture exhibition for the third time, emphasised the need to take timely decision by EPB as this would help get a vintage point for their stalls at such exhibitions in future. (Daily Mail, Pakistan, Jan. 28, 2005)

In some cases probably influenced by the adjectival sense of vintage: ‘Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.’

Appears to be more common in some Asian and other international varieties of English.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/03/02 |

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