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Definitions of progress

  1.   the act of moving forward toward a goal
  2.   a movement forward he listened for the progress of the troops
  3.   develop in a positive way He progressed well in school My plants are coming along Plans are shaping up
  4.   move forward also in the metaphorical sense Time marches on
  5.   gradual improvement or growth or development advancement of knowledge great progress in the arts their research and development gave them an advantage
  6.   form steadily Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
  7.   form or accumulate steadily Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly Pressure is building up at the Indian Pakistani border
  8.   A moving or going forward a proceeding onward an advance
  9.   In actual space as the progress of a ship carriage etc
  10.   In the growth of an animal or plant increase
  11.   In business of any kind as the progress of a negotiation the progress of art
  12.   In knowledge in proficiency as the progress of a child at school
  13.   Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or condition applied to individuals communities or the race as social moral religious or political progress
  14.   A journey of state a circuit especially one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions
  15.   To make progress to move forward in space to continue onward in course to proceed to advance to go on as railroads are progressing
  16.   To make improvement to advance
  17.   To make progress in to pass through
  18.   A moving or going forward advancement growth improvement
  19.   To move forward advance grow improve
  20.   Advance course of a disease
  21.   To advance to go forward said of a disease especially when unqualified of one advancing toward a favorable termination
  22.   A going forward advance improvement proficiency course passage procession a journey of state a circuit
  23.   To go forward to make progress to proceed to advance to improve
  24.   Advance course
  25.   Progression
  26.   Progressive
  27.   To advance proceed
  28.   To move forward advance improve
  29.   A moving forward advancement
  30.   A moving or going forward advancement advance in knowledge proficiency passage a journey of state a circuit
  31.   To move forward to proceed to advance to make improvement
  32.   A moving or going forward advancement procession improvement either intellectual or moral proficiency passage from place to place
  33.   To move or go forward to proceed to make a circuit through to advance in any sense to make improvement

Quotes of progress

  1. I did help to set up an undergraduate course in medicinal chemistry and made progress in modelling and analysing pharmacological activity at the tissue level my new passion – James W. Black
  2. The Democrats need to remind people of where were in terms of our progress as markers against where we are and where we've fallen and how we've declined under Bush – Sidney Blumenthal
  3. I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy – Marie Curie
  4. Progress lies not in enhancing what is but in advancing toward what will be – Khalil Gibran
  5. Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter – Nadine Gordimer
  6. I've we have in this state like many other states we're experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we're trying to grapple with But we will have progress despite the deficits – Jennifer M. Granholm
  7. On what can we now place our hopes of solving the many riddles which still exist as to the origin and composition of cosmic rays It must be emphasized here above all that to attain really decisive progress greater funds must be made available – Victor Francis Hess
  8. Semantics or the study of meaning remained undeveloped while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language – Roman Jakobson
  9. Once serious political dialogue has begun the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  10. The year 1915 was one of meager results the advantages remaining on the side of the Central Powers with this understanding however The Allies were growing stronger because Great Britain was making rapid progress in marshaling her resources for war – Kelly Miller
  11. So while an incredible amount of progress has been made on this fifth anniversary I wanted to come here and tell the people of this city directly My administration is going to stand with you and fight alongside you until the job is done Until New Orleans is all the way back all the way – Barack Obama
  12. It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican – Timothy Pawlenty
  13. And our big theme has been you have made so much progress we urge you on with the openings and market openings that have occurred They clearly work and continuing on that path will produce further growth and further opportunities for the Indian people – John W. Snow
  14. In formal logic a contradiction is the signal of defeat but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory – Alfred North Whitehead
  15. Had the Hebrews not been disturbed in their progress a thousand and more years ago they would have solved all the great problems of civilization which are being solved now under all the difficulties imposed by the spirit of the Middle Ages – Isaac Mayer Wise

Usage examples for progress

  1. Thus there is a progress in revelation – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. The house would be perfectly quiet while the girls and the younger boys were away at school and as Everard really seemed to take the matter seriously he might be expected to make good progress – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  3. The great law of human progress was not for him – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  4. “ He's come to inquire after Blenkinsopp major's health and progress – Philistia by Grant Allen
  5. But I'm for progress – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  6. Second species in both parts means therefore that both parts progress in half notes – A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons by Friedrich J. Lehmann
  7. Their progress was therefore difficult and slow – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  8. The Colonel turned to a young officer standing a little distance away Lieutenant Osarov is it true that you recognised in this man when he was brought in here last night a person whom you saw in an English square during the progress of the battle – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  9. You're making excellent progress – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  10. You will if you are in earnest progress much more rapidly by this means and I wish to know when you would like to begin to work – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  11. How intolerable seemed the slow progress of the moments ” – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  12. “ For a time I had no progress to report – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Perhaps when I return from Paris you will permit me to come down again to report progress – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  14. So you don't think we're making any progress nowadays – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  15. We however could not remain to watch the progress of the work – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. But it was at least progress and once more he started – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  17. She watched his progress as he covered the last half mile on foot – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  18. Now a few words about the progress of the war – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  19. It is heart breaking this progress – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  20. What progress has been made during these four years – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller

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