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Usage examples for progression

  1. Though the progression is irregular, yet, on the average, the inclinations decrease on approaching the Sun; and this is all we can expect. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. The full progression of correction marched upon him and failed to make impression: arguments, orders, warnings, threats, threshings and the stoppage of funds: none of these seemed to improve him in the least. – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  3. The emotion of horror with which I realised what this progression might mean, will be, I fear, with me to the end of my life,- not only in dreams, but too often, also, in my waking hours. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  4. The past history of plants by no means shows a regular progression from the simple to the complex, but often the contrary. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  5. His career represents at its two poles a progression from the adventurous romanticism of his maternal heritage to the severe, wide- awake realism of the paternal- the emancipation of the Norseman from the Finn. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  6. Even thus the rate of progression was fearfully slow, about one mile an hour, and the men were continually sinking up to their waists in snow. – With Kelly to Chitral by William George Laurence Beynon
  7. Let us but encourage importations in the same rapid progression of increase every year, which took place in St. Domingo, and we should witness the same effect in our own islands. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  8. It was natural that this record of the magnificence of her companion's position should strike her as, after all, the best meaning she could extract; for she herself was seated in the magnificence as in a court- carriage- she came back to that, and such a method of progression, such a view from crimson cushions, would evidently have a great deal more to give. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  9. There is no need to follow, step by step, the progression by which Sylvia Joy and I, though such new acquaintances, became in the course of a day or two even more intimate than many old friends. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  10. A necessary piece of advice to you as a stranger, is, that, while you are dispatching your first dish, you should take care to order your second, and so on in progression to the end of the chapter: otherwise, for want of this precaution, when the company is very numerous, you may, probably, have to wait some little time between the acts, before you are served. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  11. The value of the reward was immense; for it will be seen, by calculation, that the sixty- fourth of the double progression divided by 1: 2: 4: 8: 16: 32: etc. – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  12. In melodic progression all major, minor, perfect and diminished intervals are allowed except the major and minor seventh. – A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons by Friedrich J. Lehmann
  13. A month later she gives him fair warning that she has no intention of acknowledging final defeat: " For me, the ignoble experiment that Paris is attempting or is undergoing, proves nothing against the laws of the eternal progression of men and things, and, if I have gained any principles in my mind, good or bad, they are neither shattered nor changed by it. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  14. It is enough that capitals should be formed, accumulated, multiplied; should be lent on conditions less and less burdensome; that they should descend, penetrate into every social circle, and that by an admirable progression, after having liberated the lenders, they should hasten the liberation of the borrowers themselves. – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  15. They have a lovely, wide concrete pavement in front of six of the stores around the public square, but no two stretches of the improvement join each other, and it makes a shopping progression around the town somewhat dangerous, on account of the sudden change of grade of the sidewalk, about every sixty feet. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  16. It is in constant progression. – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  17. Every season a new family of four to seven beavers have been sent out from his home to start other families, and so they have multiplied in a sort of geometrical progression until now they cover many hundreds of square miles of forest land and water. – The Chief Engineer by Henry Abbott
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