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 Meanings and Examples of PROCEED
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proceed
 n.  follow a certain course; move ahead; travel onward
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Ashley, leaning against the old secretary, knew that the responsibility for preventing trouble lay with him and, knowing the hair-trigger tempers of the County, was at a loss as to how to proceed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
2  The lady's offences were always against taste rather than conduct; her divorce record seemed due to geographical rather than ethical conditions; and her worst laxities were likely to proceed from a wandering and extravagant good-nature.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
3  Beyond the DUODECIMO, this system does not proceed, inasmuch as the Porpoise is the smallest of the whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  I might proceed with several more examples, one way or another known to me, of the great power and malice at times of the sperm whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
5  Interweaving in its proper place this darker thread with the story as publicly narrated on the ship, the whole of this strange affair I now proceed to put on lasting record.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
6  No need, gentlemen; one moment, and I proceed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
7  For, before we proceed further, it must be said that the monkey-rope was fast at both ends; fast to Queequeg's broad canvas belt, and fast to my narrow leather one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
8  In the first place, in curious proof of the fact that the above-mentioned law is still in force, I proceed to lay before you a circumstance that happened within the last two years.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
9  And when the auditor had asserted his non-comprehension, he would proceed to elucidate by some new proposition, yet more appalling.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
10  "I am glad to encounter thee, friend," continued the maiden, waving her hand to the stranger to proceed, as she urged her Narragansett to renew its amble.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
11  While he hesitated how to proceed, Le Subtil cautiously raised himself to his feet, though with a motion so slow and guarded, that not the slightest noise was produced by the change.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
12  When all were prepared, Magua made the signal to proceed, advancing in front to lead the party in person.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
13  Then Hawkeye announced his determination to proceed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
14  Whenever this unknown individual encountered one of the numberless sentinels who crossed his path, his answer was prompt, and, as it appeared, satisfactory; for he was uniformly allowed to proceed without further interrogation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
15  Heyward drew back, all his ardor to proceed seeming to vanish on the instant.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  I was proceeding along the High Street in a northerly direction.
17  The police must establish the facts of the case before proceeding.
18  Moreover the recent decisions from the Judiciary also reflect their reluctance in proceeding with the case.
19  The marble basin was removed; in its place, stood a deal table and a kitchen chair: these objects were visible by a very dim light proceeding from a horn lantern, the wax candles being all extinguished.
20  Sir William had the ability to conduct proceedings in a dignified manner without ever becoming stuffy.
21  Some jurors even embraced the residents and congratulated lead plaintiffs' attorney George Chandler after the proceedings.
22  Either criminal or civil proceedings may be brought by the Attorney General.
23  The proceedings will begin with a speech to welcome the guests.
24  The judge cannot interfere directly in these proceedings.
25  He decided there was insufficient evidence to justify criminal proceedings.
26  They have decided to initiate legal proceedings against the newspaper.
27  John is taking legal proceedings against his ex-partner.
28  A note of discord surfaced during the proceedings.
29  His remarks injected a note of levity into the proceedings.
30  There will be a brief pause in the proceedings while the piano is moved into place.