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[əd′vanst]
(evolution)
Denoting a later stage within a lineage that demonstrates evolutionary progression.
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Never in my life had I been so surprised, but the habit of military discipline is strong within me, and I dropped my little machine lightly to the ground and advanced on foot as I had seen the others do.
They advanced silently, the count guiding Franz as if he had the singular faculty of seeing in the dark.
Then one of the officers, who - of a riper age than the others - had till this time remained behind, and had said nothing, advanced.
Thus Achmet Zek advanced until he had come opposite the dead horse of his enemy.
He advanced, glancing keenly from one to the other of his visitors, and slowly rubbing together his thin, blue-veined hands.
I advanced over the grass, and observed here and there, where the ground rose a little, some moldering fragments of brickwork.
The chariot now advanced, and the green carpet unrolled before it, crossing the gulf on a level with its banks, so that all passed over in safety.
Mercy advanced to the surgeon, and put the decisive question to him.
Many a step advanced he forwards, in order to conceal the trembling hind, and, if possible, to secure her retreat.
Ye yourselves have advanced with the people's spirit and virtue--and the people by you
I write a few lines in haste to say that I am safe--and well advanced on my voyage.
The whole band advanced in a body towards the thicket, until they came to a halt, within a few yards of the precise spot, where Esther had stimulated her sluggish sons to break into the cover.

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