Usage examples for progressive

  1. Aunt Jane was serious- minded and progressive and, worst of all, she was conscientious. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  2. He made a specialty of the fox farm, and with the assistance of the young owner, managed to snap off the timid occupants of the enclosures in the act of feeding, as well as under various other equally instructive conditions; all of which would give a pretty good idea of how progressive fur farmers manage their outfit. – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  3. The change was progressive – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  4. I have in mind a clergyman who, in his own home, is progressive to a fault. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  5. He obtained this name of " a progressive man" because he spoke most of the time English, especially if he thought some of them were present who could not understand it, and also because he could always hold his body so much like a judge on public occasions. – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  6. All the men in L- are crazy after her society,- so refined, so progressive so intelligent. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  7. He believed that education could be a very important factor in their upbuilding, and at once put into effect a progressive program. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  8. But this is not at all the way of animal instinct, which begins and ends as instinct and is non- progressive – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  9. The delay in this respect is further accounted for by the fact that the preparation of food, on account of the manner of its conduct as an industry, had been the least progressive of all the arts of life. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  10. 5. Imperial Purpose The building of international industrial empires by the progressive business men of the United States lays the foundation for whatever political imperialism is necessary to protect markets, trade and investment. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  11. Everywhere the interest is sustained and at the same time progressive – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  12. " The recent entrance of the powerful and progressive nation of the United States of America upon imperialism," wrote Prof. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  13. She was then the most powerful, the most enlightened, the most progressive and the best governed empire, not only in Asia, but on the face of the globe. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  14. There may be a dozen wells already dug, and every year the infant oasis shows more signs of life, and a little, little more progressive existence. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  15. It is said to be progressive and there is much organized research- I wouldn't want to be a kept engineer, sir, said Hoddan apologetically. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  16. " Sim," he asked, with quiet sarcasm, " don't you realize that progressive methods are necessary in movin' a house?" – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. That, you see, was a progressive motion. – Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] by Jacob Abbott
  18. This progressive scale in his trading, we observe. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  19. This Billy George was crippled by the bullets of some of the reservation Indians who did not like his progressive ways. – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  20. One day after a prolonged silence from Vargrave, whose letters all breathed comfort and assurance in Evelyn's progressive recovery of spirit and hope, his messenger returned from the post- town with a letter in the hand of De Montaigne. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book X by Edward Bulwer Lytton