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advent
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The War of the Worlds
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  • Had they left their comrade and pushed on forthwith, there was nothing at that time between them and London but batteries of twelve-pounder guns, and they would certainly have reached the capital in advance of the tidings of their approach; as sudden, dreadful, and destructive their advent would have been as the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon a century ago.

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as in: the advent of Define
an arrival (especially of an important event or invention)
as in: it is Advent Define
Christianity: the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas
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