Quotation by Shakespeare

A falcon, towering in her pride of place,
Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Old Man, in Macbeth, act 2, sc. 4, l. 12-3.

"Towering in her pride of place" means having risen to the point where it was ready to swoop down on its prey.
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