1 He was too busy, too practical, and above all too much preoccupied with his own advancement, to indulge in such unprofitable asides.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
2 Kennicott's land-deals were both financial advancement and favorite game.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XVI
3 The race regardless of advancement is penned into filthy, stifling partitions cut off from smoking cars.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-BarnettGet Context In IV
4 He had met Montel, who was doing everything toward his advancement.
5 My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically, of advancement in his profession.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Letter 2
6 Their means were as different as their objects, and equally suited to the advancement of each.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane AustenGet Context In CHAPTER 19
7 Our difference of opinion amounts to this, that you make the mainspring self-interest, while I suppose that interest in the common weal is bound to exist in every man of a certain degree of advancement.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In PART 3: Chapter 6
8 Human advancement is not a mere question of almsgiving, but rather of sympathy and cooperation among classes who would scorn charity.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du BoisGet Context In IX
9 Those who constantly direct attention to the Negro youth's moral weaknesses, and compare his advancement with that of white youths, do not consider the influence of the memories which cling about the old family homesteads.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonGet Context In Chapter II.
10 He knew that the people in the North who gave money gave it for the purpose of helping the whole cause of Negro civilization, and not merely for the advancement of any one school.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonGet Context In Chapter XII.
11 Madeleine perceived the advancement which he had obtained, by the more numerous courtesies of the old women and the more plentiful smiles of the young ones.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MADELEINE IN MOURNING
12 Well, you have this excuse: advancement, the opening campaign, the opportunity which I offer you--so much for the world.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre DumasGet Context In 40 A TERRIBLE VISION
13 I don't believe in the world, not in money, nor in advancement, nor in the future of our civilization.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H LawrenceGet Context In Chapter 18
14 He foresaw so clearly the consequences of this imprudence that with considerable reluctance he decided to ask Andrew Hale for a small advance on his load.
15 The latter did not know how to begin, but at length he managed to bring out his request for an advance of fifty dollars.