taken advantage of

See: aggrieved
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It happened that night, however, that a fisherman had taken advantage of the gate being open to go in and cast his nets.
Moreover when a modification of structure has primarily arisen from the above or other unknown causes, it may at first have been of no advantage to the species, but may subsequently have been taken advantage of by the descendants of the species under new conditions of life and with newly acquired habits.
A trailing bamboo in the Malay Archipelago climbs the loftiest trees by the aid of exquisitely constructed hooks clustered around the ends of the branches, and this contrivance, no doubt, is of the highest service to the plant; but as we see nearly similar hooks on many trees which are not climbers, the hooks on the bamboo may have arisen from unknown laws of growth, and have been subsequently taken advantage of by the plant undergoing further modification and becoming a climber.
But we may confidently believe that many modifications, wholly due to the laws of growth, and at first in no way advantageous to a species, have been subsequently taken advantage of by the still further modified descendants of this species.
Having taken advantage of this to go to see his wife's people over in New Jersey, he had hired one of the stage-hands to feed and water his dogs.
better supported, errors of the besieged more quickly taken advantage of.
167) slide since June 9, hasn't taken advantage of the spot, and while Wooten and Spiezio have flourished elsewhere in the lineup, they too did not fill the void at No.
Four people have taken advantage of exercise to assist them with their physical challenge all with a similar goal in mind.
Other discount retailers have taken advantage of current conditions to lease multiple locations.
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The counselors encounter few cases of abuse, but one prevented a senior from being taken advantage of by a financial scam, Davis said.
have taken advantage of the lean services offered by the Lean Learning Center, a provider of lean curriculum, and affiliate company Achievement Dynamics (ADI), a nationally recognized lean consulting firm.