Progress
Progress Pro*gress" (?; formerly pronounced like {Progress}, n.), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Progressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Progressing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as, railroads are progressing. ``As his recovery progressed.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

Let me wipe off this honorable dew, That silverly doth progress on thy checks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They progress in that style in proportion as their pieces are treated with contempt. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

The war had progressed for some time. --Marshall. [1913 Webster]

2. To make improvement; to advance. --Bayard. [1913 Webster]

If man progresses, art must progress too. --Caird. [1913 Webster]


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