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 Meanings and Examples of PROGRESSION
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progression
 n.  sequence; act of moving forward toward a goal
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He did not sleep the whole night, and his fury, growing in a sort of vast, arithmetical progression, reached its highest limits in the morning.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 4
2  First, when used as a fin for progression; Second, when used as a mace in battle; Third, in sweeping; Fourth, in lobtailing; Fifth, in peaking flukes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  Wildeve forgot the loss of the money at the sight of his lost love, whose preciousness in his eyes was increasing in geometrical progression with each new incident that reminded him of their hopeless division.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
4  From this beginning the succeeding terms of the progression could be determined mathematically.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XVI
5  The disappearance of wars, of street wars as well as of wars on the frontiers, such is the inevitable progression.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
6  Right has its wrath, Bishop; and the wrath of right is an element of progress.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
7  Yes, the brutalities of progress are called revolutions.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
8  I have always upheld the march forward of the human race, forward towards the light, and I have sometimes resisted progress without pity.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
9  As they advance themselves, they cause their satellites to progress also; it is a whole solar system on the march.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
10  Both were susceptible, in the highest degree, of the sort of hideous progress which is accomplished in the direction of evil.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—FIRST SKETCH OF TWO UNPREPOSSESSING FIGURES
11  There, beneath that external silence, battles of giants, like those recorded in Homer, are in progress; skirmishes of dragons and hydras and swarms of phantoms, as in Milton; visionary circles, as in Dante.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
12  Often a battle is lost and progress is conquered.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
13  If you wish to gain an idea of what revolution is, call it Progress; and if you wish to acquire an idea of the nature of progress, call it To-morrow.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—IS WATERLOO TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
14  This wall, however, did not absolutely prevent further progress; it was a wall which bordered a transverse street, in which the one he had taken ended.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
15  To-day, there are brand-new, wide streets, arenas, circuses, hippodromes, railway stations, and a prison, Mazas, there; progress, as the reader sees, with its antidote.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
Example Sentence: (78 in 6 pages)
16  The medical community continues to make progress in the fight against cancer.
17  Fear of change is an obstacle to progress.
18  Economic factors determine the progress which a society can make.
19  They meet monthly to discuss progress.
20  If you're at all worried about his progress, do discuss it with one of his teachers.
21  Parents will be able to discuss their child's progress with their teacher.
22  Both leaders seemed to expect measurable progress.
23  Good studies are needed to lend credence to the notion that genuine progress can be made in this important field.
24  Discontent is the first step in progress.
25  Sometimes, the key to making progress is to recognize how to take that very first step.
26  Through science we've got the idea of associating progress with the future.
27  Our life is a movement, a tendency, a steady, ceaseless progress towards an unseen goal.
28  She was reported by the hospital spokesman to be making excellent progress.
29  Aid to individual countries would be linked to progress towards democracy.
30  Wherever he is satisfied with what he does, he has reached his culminating point--he will progress no more.