- The noise went on for some considerable time as the traffic in the main street was at a standstill and, despite all the ducking and diving, forward progress was at a snail's pace.
- In such a case the runner gets forward progress without stopping the clock.
- Weeks passed like a leaf floating downstream, unconcerned with progress or destination.
- The college is making progress in the ongoing development of educational programmes, services and facilities.
- A youngster who suffers from a rare neurological condition is making progress after swimming with dolphins in America.
- Emergency crews are making progress in fixing the broken levees, but they are in a desperate race to stop the flooding.
- Religious processions and royal progresses have been an important practice in the Indian subcontinent with a complex history of their own for many centuries.
- There are many talented young players on this team and as time progresses we can look forward to bigger and greater achievements.
- It progresses like a glacier moving across a continent.
- As I progressed forward I gradually gained height until I had climbed right up to the top of the rift and I could tell from the texture of the passage that few people had been this way.
- Consequently, the majority of key avian traits do not progress towards the avian condition!
- I accept his evidence that her condition was progressing normally until he found the cysts.
- Then I had dreams of a nation progressing towards prosperity and empowerment.
- Twin Souls meet when there's a personal planet progressed to the sun/moon midpoint on each natal chart.
- In the course of being done or carried out: a meeting was in progressMore example sentences
underway, going on, ongoing, happening, occurring, taking place, proceeding, continuing;unfinished, in the works
- A second art course is in progress and an autumn break in the Galway Bay Hotel is planned.
- The officer confirmed that an ongoing operation was in progress at Tilbury.
- He also says he was told the wrong time, so the meeting was already in progress by the time he got there.
Late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin progressus 'an advance', from the verb progredi, from pro- 'forward' + gradi 'to walk'.
Latin progressus ‘an advance’, was formed from pro- ‘forward’ and gradi ‘to walk, proceed’. Gradi is also found in regress (Late Middle English) ‘walk backwards’, aggression (early 17th century) originally ‘an attack’ by way of ‘proceeding towards’, and ingredients (Late Middle English) ‘things that enter into something’.
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