2016年5月28日 星期六

vantage point, lofty

For G-20, Lofty Goals Have Fallen
to Earth

When the world's financial powers meet at the G-20 summit in London, the results are likely to be far less sweeping than Gordon Brown envisioned. 2008


Vantage Point
2008 ‧ Thriller/Drama ‧ 1h 30m
Witnesses with different points of view try to unravel an assassination attempt on the U.S. president. Special Agents Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are assigned to protect President Ashton during a summit in Spain on the war on terror. Moments after the leader's arrival, shots ring out, and Ashton is down. In the resulting chaos, an American tourist (Forest Whitaker) comes forward with his camcorder, which he believes contains an image of the shooter.
Initial releaseFebruary 22, 2008 (USA)

vantage point
(PLACE) Show phonetics
noun [C]
a place, especially a high place, which provides a good clear view of an area:
From our lofty vantage point, we could see the city spread out below us.
from my vantage point I could see into the front gardenfigurative the past is continuously reinterpreted from the vantage point of the present


lofty
adjective
1 FORMAL high:
a lofty ceiling/mountain/wall

2 FORMAL Lofty ideas etc. are of a high moral standard:
lofty sentiments/ideals

3 DISAPPROVING If you have a lofty attitude etc., you act as if you think you are better than other people:
a lofty attitude/air/tone

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━━ n. 優勢, 有利な地位[立場]; 【テニス】アドバンテージ ((ジュース後の一点)).
point of vantage 有利な[地の利を得た]位置.
vantage ground =point of VANTAGE.
vantage point 有利な位置; 見地.

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