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  • She has a progressive paralysis.
    progressive = gradually becoming more severe
  • I swear the Gamemakers are progressively ratcheting up the temperature in the daytime and sending it plummeting at night.   (source)
    progressively = increasingly
  • A few minutes later, someone noticed that the engines on one side were burning more fuel than those on the other, making one side progressively lighter.   (source)
  • But his diary and two notes found at the camp tell a wrenching story of his desperate and progressively futile efforts to survive.   (source)
  • Mom became progressively angrier and then snapped.   (source)
  • From that day onwards I felt my mastery was no longer in question, and I began to spend progressively more time on the lifeboat, first at the bow, then, as I gained confidence, on the more comfortable tarpaulin.   (source)
  • The tasks became progressively harder until they culminated in a successful candidate's induction as thirty-second degree Mason.   (source)
  • Generally considered to encompass ages twelve to eighteen, adolescence is defined by radical transformation, including the obvious and often distressing physical changes associated with puberty (increases in height and weight and sex-related changes) as well as progressive gains in the capacity for reasoned and mature judgment, impulse control, and autonomy.   (source)
    progressive = increasing
  • Harry had to admit that the poster was not quite as funny after an hour or two, especially when the talking spell had started to wear off, so that it merely shouted disconnected words like 'DUNG' and 'UMBRIDGE' at more and more frequent intervals in a progressively higher voice.   (source)
    progressively = increasingly
  • By "out there," he didn't mean Kabul, which had always been relatively liberal and progressive.   (source)
    progressive = favoring liberal political change or ideas
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  • Aunty said ... that I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.   (source)
    progressively = increasingly
  • Each hour the dance hall seems to grow progressively warmer, so by the eighth day, the air, walls, and floor are saturated with the hot, teeming odor of boys.   (source)
  • Having entered the Continuum, Alyss glanced back to see the wavering image of her mother growing progressively smaller among the brilliant, crystalline surfaces along which she and Hatter traveled.   (source)
  • Now she caught the low undertone, as of the wind sinking down to repose itself; then ascended with it, as it rose through progressive gradations of sweetness and power, until its volume seemed to envelop her with an atmosphere of awe and solemn grandeur.   (source)
    progressive = gradually getting more intense
  • But this discovery was so great and overwhelming that all the steps by which I had been progressively led to it were obliterated, and I beheld only the result.   (source)
    progressively = gradually
  • For the sake of Gogol and Sonia they celebrate, with progressively increasing fanfare, the birth of Christ, an event the children look forward to far more than the worship of Durga and Saraswati.†   (source)
  • I let my voice grow progressively softer as they talked.†   (source)
  • Eragon noticed that the houses closest to Teirm's outer wall were no more than one story, but the buildings got progressively higher as they went in.†   (source)
  • They start slowly and get progressively worse.†   (source)
  • Said Sullivan, "It soon became noticeable that he was progressively and grossly apologizing to the Eastern men for the presence of their benighted brethren of the West."†   (source)
  • From here on her trip grows progressively darker.†   (source)
  • I started to set up the fire, surrounding dry leaves with a pyramid of progressively larger twigs and branches.†   (source)
  • His voice got progressively closer, thicker: I could picture him huddling protectively over a drink, cupping his mouth to the phone.†   (source)
  • Rasmussen's progressively leads to permanent paralysis on one side of the body, mental retardation, and then death.†   (source)
  • Colton progressively tells more stories of his adventures in heaven.†   (source)
  • Resistance to disease is one of the most important characteristics progressively accumulated and preserved in the variants that survive.†   (source)
  • We worked our way up to them in a series of progressively more horrible modes of transportation.†   (source)
  • Over time, the debate concerning the ANC and the party grew progressively acrimonious.†   (source)
  • After that, she got progressively sicker, and she never rode again.†   (source)
  • The show has to start out easy — to give the viewers confidence — and then get progressively harder and harder, challenging the preschoolers more and more, drawing them into the narrative.†   (source)
  • My na-na's health became progressively worse for the next half year.†   (source)
  • As life for foreigners in Pakistan would become progressively more dangerous, Baig would volunteer to serve as Mortenson's bodyguard.†   (source)
  • We'd been talking for about an hour now, and this was what I knew: his name was Sherman, he was a junior at some college I'd never heard of in Minnesota, and in the last ten minutes he'd progressively slid his leg closer and closer to mine while trying to pass it off as just the crowd jostling him.†   (source)
  • The boy, of course, was over a hundred pounds lighter and safe enough, unless the going became progressively worse.†   (source)
  • The oddities got progressively odder.†   (source)
  • He became progressively weaker.†   (source)
  • But I did tell Luke about the horrors in the cellar, of my conviction that Valentine was losing his mind, becoming progressively more insane.†   (source)
  • Until I was twenty-three, at progressively larger papers that never reached more than 30,000 in circulation, I wrote of sports.†   (source)
  • A progressively less tentative peace returned to Tranquility Isle.†   (source)
  • He had come back to her two weeks later, and then their dates had grown progressively more frequent.†   (source)
  • He comes down progressively among them.†   (source)
  • The water grew progressively deeper until it reached Max's chin.†   (source)
  • In the next three she's progressively unwrapped: in her print dress and bib apron, in her back-of-the-catalogue Eaton's flesh-colored foundation garment —although I don't expect she possessed one—and finally in her saggy-legged cotton underpants, her one large breast sectioned to show her heart.†   (source)
  • As he gained speed in running along the tops of the cars it became progressively easier to clear the gaps.†   (source)
  • When a wolf decides to go after them he jumps into one of the larger channels and wades upstream, splashing mightily as he goes, and driving the pike ahead of him into progressively narrower and shallower channels.†   (source)
  • GUIL (tense, progressively rattled during the whole mime and commentary) : You!†   (source)
  • The time in between had been whiled away with songs by the Paranoids, and juicing, and feeding pieces of eggplant sandwich to a flock of not too bright seagulls who'd mistaken Fangoso Lagoons for the Pacific, and hearing the plot of The Courier's Tragedy, by Richard Wharfinger, related near to unintelligible by eight memories unlooping progressively into regions as strange to map as their rising coils and clouds of pot smoke.†   (source)
  • For twenty years Sophie and Sophie's life—past life and of our time together—and Nathan and his and Sophie's appalling troubles and all the interconnected and progressively worsening circumstances which led that poor straw-haired Polish darling headlong into destruction had preyed on my memory like a repetitive and ineradicable tic.†   (source)
  • By then, everyone had suggestions as to what to do next, progressively more outrageous suggestions.†   (source)
  • The valley became barer, bleaker, progressively less inviting.†   (source)
  • Was it possible that he must pay for that rash enthusiasm all his life by never hearing, year after year, anything but these unchanging, shrill, crazy exclamations and demands, which became progressively more impractical, meaningless, and unfulfillable as time went by?†   (source)
  • The note of the machine sank progressively in a diminuendo; he stood watching it till finally it came to rest.†   (source)
  • Day by day she sat beside her torn gunny sack selling handfuls of nuts and berries, growing progressively older, more ragged, less healthy.†   (source)
  • Alex becomes progressively lost to point where he must push canoe through reeds and drag it through mud.   (source)
    progressively = increasingly
  • In the early months of 1940, in a series of eastern indoor miles against the best runners in America, he was magnificent, taking two seconds and two close fourths, twice beating Cunningham, and getting progressively faster.   (source)
  • "He became convinced that humans had devolved into progressively inferior beings," McKinney explains, "and it was his goal to return to a natural state."   (source)
  • And as the various briefings went on, Ben Sharmak seemed to get progressively more important.†   (source)
  • Then he lay down on the sand, staring at the sky, which progressively grew brighter.†   (source)
  • The crowd was determined to drown out the poor announcer, who became progressively more frustrated.†   (source)
  • He stood up, the inhibiting bandage around his throat progressively becoming more uncomfortable.†   (source)
  • Sherpas would progressively establish a series of four camps above Base Camp - each approximately 2,000 feet higher than the last - by shuttling cumbersome loads of food, cooking fuel, and oxygen from encampment to encampment until the requisite materiel had been fully stocked at 26,000 feet on the South Col. If all went according to Hall's grand plan, our summit assault would be launched from this highest campCamp Four-a month hence.†   (source)
  • All that exists is God, or the One, but in the same way that a beam of light grows progressively dimmer and is gradually extinguished, there is somewhere a point that the divine glow cannot reach.†   (source)
  • The great threat to a slave was that he might be sold down the river, where things got progressively worse the farther south you went, and he's floating straight into the teeth of the monster.†   (source)
  • …couldn't be a poet at all without a landscape filled with bogs and turf His imagination runs through history, digging its way down into the past to unlock clues to political and historical difficulties, in much the same way the turf-cutters carve their way downward through progressively older layers of peat, where they sometimes come upon messages from the past—skeletons of the extinct giant Irish elk, rounds of cheese or butter, Neolithic quern stones, two-thousand-year-old bodies.†   (source)
  • As they walked, Roran studied the layout of the city with its fortified houses-which grew progressively higher toward the citadel-and the gridlike arrangement of streets.†   (source)
  • The rigid smile appeared once more, breaking the facial mask like a sheet of progressively cracked ice.†   (source)
  • The plea began to hammer progressively louder upon the desk of the Unification Board, from all parts of a country ravaged by unemployment, and neither the pleaders nor the Board dared to add the dangerous words which the cry was implying: "Give us men of ability!"†   (source)
  • "I am not used to such service," he said, looking aimlessly beyond the railing of the balcony at the progressively bright waters of the Caribbean.†   (source)
  • The bench on the graveled path of the Bois progressively received the warm rays of the early sun as the middle-aged woman in the religious habit began shaking her head.†   (source)
  • And the outlines of a scheme were forming in Prefontaine's progressively clearer mind, clearer because, among other inhumane deprivations, he had suddenly decided to do without his four shots of vodka upon waking up in the morning.†   (source)
  • In that case the ground masses of the Northern Hemisphere would continue to be uninhabitable for many centuries, but the transfer of radioactivity to us would be progressively decreased.†   (source)
  • Thus the traffic thinned out progressively until hardly any private cars were on the roads; luxury shops closed overnight, and others began to put up "Sold Out" notices, while crowds of buyers stood waiting at their doors.†   (source)
  • She stood looking at him, her head on one side, still smiling, but with a smile that became progressively, in face of the Director's expression of petrified disgust, less and less self-confident, that wavered and finally went out.†   (source)
  • Undeterred by that cautionary bruise on their colleague's coccyx, four other reporters, representing the New York Times, the Frankfurt Four-Dimensional Continuum, The Fordian Science Monitor, and The Delta Mirror, called that afternoon at the lighthouse and met with receptions of progressively increasing violence.†   (source)
  • The intervals of silence grew progressively longer; the delays became maddening.†   (source)
  • Now it is curious how progressively little frets grow and multiply after they once get a start.†   (source)
  • I would rather have an inferior degree of beauty, of my own choice, and acquired progressively.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, as the sun got progressively higher, it lit up the watery mass more and more.†   (source)
  • *d A law was passed, by which the tariff duties were to be progressively reduced for ten years, until they were brought so low as not to exceed the amount of supplies necessary to the Government.†   (source)
  • The first year he offered government a million of francs for his release; the second, two; the third, three; and so on progressively.†   (source)
  • "I'll prove to you that your white eyelashes may very well be ascribed to the Church of Ivan the Great's being two hundred and fifty feet high, and I will prove it clearly, exactly, progressively, and even with a Liberal tendency!†   (source)
  • 'Mother, our House has done less and less for some years past, and our dealings have been progressively on the decline.†   (source)
  • Where the old land surveyor had put down woods, lakes, and rivers, they marked out the cleared spaces, and dotted the villages and towns, and calculated the progressively increasing value of the territory, as if there were yet a prospect of its ultimately forming a princedom for themselves.†   (source)
  • My principal object is to satisfi the desire which progressively animates the man of our century, that is to say, the fashion, that capritious and bizarre weathervane which changes at almost every new wind.†   (source)
  • I know for a fact there are people who at every blow are worked up to sensuality, to literal sensuality, which increases progressively at every blow they inflict.†   (source)
  • The Union may, however, perish in two different ways: one of the confederate States may choose to retire from the compact, and so forcibly to sever the federal tie; and it is to this supposition that most of the remarks that I have made apply: or the authority of the Federal Government may be progressively entrenched on by the simultaneous tendency of the united republics to resume their independence.†   (source)
  • Motor activity impaired; general reduction of glandular functioning; accelerated loss of coordination; and strong indications of progressive amnesia.   (source)
    progressive = gradually getting more severe
  • After a few moments, I began to use my teeth, pressing progressively harder until he drew in his breath with a sharp hiss.†   (source)
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  • She has a politically progressive reputation.
  • Liberal progressives like him did not enjoy the singing and chanting.   (source)
    progressives = people who favor liberal political change or ideas
  • My father, always the progressive man, decided that every one of his children and his nieces and nephews would learn to swim.   (source)
    progressive = open to new ideas to make things better
  • In a stroke, the conservative hawk had cast himself as a man of the future and his progressive opponent as a reactionary.   (source)
    progressive = person favoring new idea intended to make things better
  • Progressive admirers, though, hailed Pei's seventy-one-foot-tall transparent pyramid as a dazzling synergy of ancient structure and modern method—a symbolic link between the old and new—helping usher the Louvre into the next millennium.   (source)
    progressive = favoring new idea
  • I had studied Sweden's progressive approach to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders as a graduate student and had long marveled at how focused on recovery their system appeared.   (source)
    progressive = new
  • "Coeducation," the headmaster said, "is a part of the future of any progressive school."   (source)
    progressive = advancing new idea
  • Hull House had become a bastion of progressive thought inhabited by strong-willed young women, "interspersed," as one visitor put it, "with earnest-faced, self-subordinating and mild-mannered men who slide from room to room apologetically."   (source)
    progressive = favoring liberal political change
  • The early twentieth century had trusts, but it also had "trustbusters," progressive government officials who believed that concentrated economic power posed a grave threat to American democracy.   (source)
    progressive = favoring new idea intended to make things better
  • She found a tiny apartment near Decatur, a picturesque and progressive suburb east of Atlanta anchored by an old granite courthouse with grand Corinthian columns.   (source)
    progressive = favoring new ideas
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  • And in the general hardening of outlook that set in round about 1930, practices which had been long abandoned ... were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive.   (source)
    progressive = favoring political change or new ideas (typically associated with liberal causes)
  • Still, he pushes forward gamely-there's a lot of ground to cover in this survey course-and by 8:55 he's tying social characteristics of lateeighteenth-century American progressives to the emergence of public educational institutions, schools that carried, he asserts, "an evangelical fervor in what they saw as the serious business of educating youngsters, especially the hordes of immigrants."†   (source)
  • Unwilling to commit himself to the Democratic party he had always opposed, and whose platform he believed to be equally weak, Norris toured the country campaigning for fellow progressives regardless of party.†   (source)
  • The eighteen folios—now known as Leonardo's Codex Leicester after their famous owner, the Earl of Leicester—were all that remained of one of Leonardo's most fascinating notebooks: essays and drawings outlining Da Vinci's progressive theories on astronomy, geology, archaeology, and hydrology.   (source)
    progressive = new
  • In 2013, along with Marsha Colbey, we decided to honor the charismatic former director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Elaine Jones, and the progressive ice-cream icons Ben (Cohen) and Jerry (Greenfield).   (source)
    progressive = favoring liberal political change or ideas
  • Although the newer, more progressive-minded faculty complained about Archie Thorndike's reluctance to change a single course requirement—not to mention his views of "the whole boy"—the headmaster had no enemies.   (source)
    progressive = favoring new ideas
  • Much to the relief of the West, it seemed in the aftermath of the funeral that the man most likely to prevail was the progressive internationalist and outspoken critic of nuclear arms, Malenkov...   (source)
    progressive = person favoring new idea intended to make things better
  • Her father, a fairly progressive man, had even refused the two earlier suitors who had come for her so that his daughter could pursue her dream.   (source)
    progressive = open to new ideas to make things better
  • All around the country, in fact, progressive city and county governments were taking steps to accommodate soccer's growing popularity, by developing scheduling systems so that fields could be shared for multiple uses, and in the case of DeKalb County, in which Clarkston was situated, converting less trafficked fields for soccer-specific use.   (source)
    progressive = favoring new ideas
  • Swaney's critics—local progressives and members of the resettlement community for the most part—tended to view him more as a bumbling good ol' boy than as overtly malicious.   (source)
    progressives = people who favor liberal political change or ideas
  • And thus in 1928 Norris finally declared that progressives had no place to land except in the Smith camp…… Shall we be so partisan that we will place our party above our country and refuse to follow the only leader who affords us any escape from the control of the [power] trust?†   (source)
  • But what becomes of the 'Reval program,' Lodovico, if your progressives meet with success?†   (source)
  • Even if he had been certain that all the progressives were fools like him, it would not have allayed his uneasiness.†   (source)
  • He, like everyone, had heard that there were, especially in Petersburg, progressives of some sort, nihilists and so on, and, like many people, he exaggerated and distorted the significance of those words to an absurd degree.†   (source)
  • And everyone in Afghanistan would be happy too, she said, once the antiprogressives, the backward bandits, were defeated.   (source)
    antiprogressives = opposing people who favor liberal political change or ideas
    standard prefix: The prefix "anti-" in antiprogressives means against or opposite. This is the same pattern you see in words like antiviral, antiaircraft, and antisocial.
  • I felt no condemnation; yet the memory, static, unprogressive, haunted me.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unprogressive means not and reverses the meaning of progressive. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Any rich, unprogressive old party with that particularly grasping, acquisitive form of mentality known as financial genius can own a paper that is the intellectual meat and drink of thousands of tired, hurried men, men too involved in the business of modern living to swallow anything but predigested food.†   (source)
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  • Male or female did not matter, he was a progressive man.†   (source)
  • Cardinal Saverio Mortati, a seventy-nine-year-old progressive, has just been elected the next Pope of Vatican City.†   (source)
  • The Flare causes a progressive, degenerative illness of the brain, resulting in uncontrolled movements, emotional disturbances and mental deterioration.†   (source)
  • One of the most widely used intelligence tests is something called Raven's Progressive Matrices.†   (source)
  • My, my, aren't they progressive!†   (source)
  • Andy had been so mistreated at our (supposedly) enlightened and progressive school that public school, in his view, was on a par with the prison system.†   (source)
  • No therapy and no plan at present, emersion in fantasy, progressive withdrawal and isolation.†   (source)
  • Gladstone explained that this was no longer in the interest of humanity and that a forcible annexation of Hyperion-under the guise of defending the Web itself-would allow more progressive Al coalitions in the Core to gain power.†   (source)
  • The fair was a "contagion," a "virus," a form of "progressive cerebral meningitis."†   (source)
  • Our independent and progressive heroine, Adela Quested (does that name strike you as symbolic at all?†   (source)
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  • I mean, like everything else you guys are pushing, it sounds perfect, sounds progressive, but it carries with it more control, more central tracking of everything we do.†   (source)
  • Our school was public, but one of those progressive ones that always got written up in national magazines because of its emphasis on the arts.†   (source)
  • Some say it's progressive, and that may be true.†   (source)
  • We not only en joy seeing them punished for their relaxed life-style and progressive social ideas but we know we're not missing anything.†   (source)
  • He gave active encouragement to every religious and civic society in the city and had a special interest in the Patriotic Junta, composed of politically disinterested influential citizens who urged governments and local businesses to adopt progressive ideas that were too daring for the time.†   (source)
  • This at least told them that the cause of her epilepsy wasn't owing to electrical misfiring in her brain but a progressive deterioration.†   (source)
  • In spite of all its capers, historical development is progressive.†   (source)
  • See, it's this "progressive" school in downtown Man-hattan, which means we sit on beanbag chairs instead of at desks, and we don't get grades, and the teachers wear jeans and rock concert T-shirts to work.†   (source)
  • Farmer remembered, "I'd been looking all over for the progressive, liberation theology church in Haiti, and here it was."†   (source)
  • But the trading of shares decreased significantly that day, and some brokers who wanted to look like progressive patriots started going against the stream.†   (source)
  • Or it was known that the crime was the work of killers hired by enemies of the Kansas Wheat Growers' Association, a progressive organization in which Mr. Clutter had played a large role.†   (source)
  • Despite his seemingly progressive actions, Mt de Klerk was by no means the great emancipator.†   (source)
  • It's assisted living--progressive, you see.†   (source)
  • They were on the east side of Pittsburgh, in an old factory building that had been converted into a progressive preschool.†   (source)
  • It was a model of progressive Party thought, quoting Lenin six different times.†   (source)
  • Muhammad himself was progressive on gender issues, but some early successors, such as the Caliph Omar, were unmitigated chauvinists.†   (source)
  • He had a colorless translucence about him that made him seem as if he were in the earliest stages of progressive invisibility.†   (source)
  • Zuudkhan, under the progressive leadership of Faisal Baig, and the eight other elders who formed the tanzeem, or village council, had established their own school a decade earlier.†   (source)
  • Here are none of the sleepy, semi-Mexican features of the more ancient towns of the Southwest, but, in the midst of a valley of wonderful fertility, has risen a city of stately structures, beautiful homes, progressive and vigorous.†   (source)
  • But you come from a progressive society.†   (source)
  • There was no up or down in a finite but expanding universe in which even the vast, burning, dazzling, majestic sun was in a state of progressive decay that would eventually destroy the earth too.†   (source)
  • Writers, artists, and savants of America's progressive vanguard have, for years, passed through his living room, pollinating him and his two brothers.†   (source)
  • Today we're going to get started on the present progressive tense, and I'll warn you now that it's pretty darn difficult."†   (source)
  • Progressive arrhythmias made the heart beat like a bag of worms—it wouldn't eject any blood.†   (source)
  • I hadn't known we had gotten so progressive.†   (source)
  • They even label every progressive accommodation as potentially 'corrupt,' and there's nothing older, more knowledgeable peoples can do about it.†   (source)
  • I never met Dr. Burnstheim, but I consider his writings the most progressive in the field of psychic phenomena.†   (source)
  • It is an idea of the Christian religion, and ever has been of all believers of the immortality of the soul, that the intellectual part of man is capable of progressive improvement for ever.†   (source)
  • Mother would threaten me any way she could, but because of the bizarre nature of her ongoing progressive "games," she had to constantly up the ante, at times to the point that she drove me to the brink of death.†   (source)
  • Abuela says she was saved because her parents sent her to live with her great-aunt in Havana, who raised her with progressive ideas.†   (source)
  • They drive to the Progressive Ginning Company, steal the discarded fan, and continue on to a hidden spot along the Tallahatchie where Big likes to hunt squirrels.†   (source)
  • You have always been opposed to every progressive social measure.†   (source)
  • Or Progressive City?†   (source)
  • Over a hundred less-progressive members of the government will meet untimely ends between now and then.†   (source)
  • Steadily the other dishes were brought in, a half dozen or so of them, one varied and progressive course.†   (source)
  • Yet, for its time, the Code was progressive (leading to social change).†   (source)
  • So it went: the succession of film fragments on the tube, the progressive removal of clothing that seemed to bring her no nearer nudity, the boozing, the tireless shivaree of voices and guitars from out by the pool.†   (source)
  • It is a beautiful place, clean, well run, and progressive.†   (source)
  • It is a state of mind, a melting pot that represents the very, very best of America's evolution, an example of retention of a very special culture in a progressive environment of modern change.†   (source)
  • It was Karl Mannheim, a long while ago, who made the observation that radical, revolutionary, and progressive thinkers tend to employ mechanical metaphors for the state, whereas those of conservative inclination make vegetable analogies.†   (source)
  • All the tenets of progressive society and racial superiority combined inside her to form a deep-rooted core of resentment.†   (source)
  • This disintegration was a gradual, progressive awareness on both sides that gained momentum every time we dealt with each other on a professional or personal basis.†   (source)
  • "Yes," she said, "they are reactionaries who call themselves progressive: they defend the individual against the state.†   (source)
  • Fedka lived in sin with his ward Motia and therefore saw himself as a disrupter of the established order and a champion of progressive thought.†   (source)
  • Politically he is lost in the wilderness, far away from his old progressive friends.†   (source)
  • In toffy circles I'm known as the most progressive—"†   (source)
  • Tony felt at the time that he would be surprised; he felt it would be rather like having a relation with an animal, in spite of his "progressiveness."†   (source)
  • A handful of other progressive texts had also piqued Katherine's interest.†   (source)
  • In that sense, capitalism is 'progressive' because it is a stage on the way to communism.†   (source)
  • I would wholeheartedly support any progressive agenda coming out of the city.†   (source)
  • Then she became executive director of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a progressive legal group.†   (source)
  • His guests described him as a progressive businessman.†   (source)
  • A model example of progressive State housing.†   (source)
  • She has a progressive-wasting disease, while he is prematurely aged and decrepit, his hair nearly gone and his nerves shot.†   (source)
  • Among the most progressive alienists, this kind of unfounded belief was known as a delusion, associated with a newly identified disorder called paranoia.†   (source)
  • He convinced my mother that the pitfalls of "progressive education" were not for an Old Earth family, so ! never knew the mind-stunting shortcuts of RNA medication, datasphere immersion, systemic flashback training, stylized encounter groups, "higher-level thinking skills" at the expense of facts, or preliterate programming.†   (source)
  • It was a good idea, for after the birth of her daughter she had begun to lose the habit of reading that her husband had inculcated with so much diligence ever since their honeymoon, and with the progressive fatigue of her eyes she had stopped altogether, so that months would go by without her knowing where she had left her reading glasses.†   (source)
  • My classmates were spinning their fantasies for the future: lawyer, ethnobotanist, Buddhist monk (it was a very progressive high school).†   (source)
  • He attended the Ethical Culture School on Central Park West, perhaps the most progressive school in the nation, where, his biographers write, students were "infused with the notion that they were being groomed to reform the world."†   (source)
  • The chaotic unplanned life of the patient at present with progressive decompensation and reversal of sleep cycle.†   (source)
  • Also—and I understood this only much later—in a manufactured, slightly ridiculous, faux-European way—complete, of course, with weekly games of lawn bowling and polo and the coveted French wife, all of it to the great approval of the young progressive king.†   (source)
  • Do you recall, for ex-ample, how Aristotle described the progressive scale of life from plants and animals to humans?†   (source)
  • But—and here I come to another point—because something new is always being added, reason is 'progressive.'†   (source)
  • According to Aquinas, there was a progressive degree of existence from plants and animals to man, from man to angels, and from angels to God.†   (source)
  • But you wouldn't have been considered foolish 2,500 years ago, even though there were already progressive voices in favor of slavery's abolition.†   (source)
  • They were wondrous clocks made of carved wood, which the Arabs had traded for macaws and which Jose Arcadio Buendia had synchronized with such precision that every half hour the town grew merry with the progressive chords of the same song until it reached the climax of a noontime that was as exact and unanimous as a complete waltz.†   (source)
  • It could be a defence mechanism indicating that she was aware of a progressive illness she wants to block out.'†   (source)
  • A month after we buried him in the coffin box, the U.S. Post Office approved a new name, and Cold Sassy became Progressive City.†   (source)
  • It is still frozen in the world view of seventh-century Arabia, amid attitudes that were progressive for the time but are a millennium out of date.†   (source)
  • I'm just telling you that Ogilvie has to be sent back and all the accounts settled; that's the 'progressive accommodation' you have to make.†   (source)
  • While he was obviously not a progressive man, he was courteous and reasonable, in marked contrast to his predecessor.†   (source)
  • Ursula felt tormented by grave doubts concerning the effectiveness of the methods with which she had molded the spirit of the languid apprentice Supreme Pontiff, but she did not put the blame on her staggering old age or the dark clouds that barely permitted her to make out the shape of things, but on something that she herself could not really define and that she conceived confusedly as a progressive breakdown of time.†   (source)
  • We swell with pride with every progressive move in the human chess game — where every move can have terrible consequences for someone — because we believe in something.†   (source)
  • "Negroes" and their plight were, of course, part of the progressive discussions that swept campuses and helped set political and moral codes for this huge generation.†   (source)
  • There was no mystery in the heart of a Buendia that was impenetrable for her because a century of cards and experience had taught her that the history of the family was a machine with unavoidable repetitions, a turning wheel that would have gone on spilling into eternity were it not for the progressive and irremediable wearing of the axle.†   (source)
  • Zayd starred at the Laboratory School of Chicago, a progressive private school run by the University of Chicago, and took some courses at the university.†   (source)
  • But Senn was not a progressive fellow by any means; his years in Rhodesia seemed to have acclimatized him to racism.†   (source)
  • Conklin, in progressive apoplexy, had rushed to the kitchen sink, where his stress and blood pressure pills stood on the windowsill above the sink, and turned on the cold water.†   (source)
  • The feminist exegesis argues if the Koran originally was progressive, then it should not be allowed to become an apologia for backwardness.†   (source)
  • Working through the night and most of the following day, the men of the Central Intelligence Agency formed a detail of eight experienced field personnel, defined and redefined the specific routes that Conklin and Panov were to take both individually and together for the next twenty-four hours-these routes covered by the armed professionals in swift progressive relays-and finally to design an irresistible rendezvous, unique in terms of time and location.†   (source)
  • It has long been conceded by all progressive thinkers that there are no entities, only actions-and no values, only consequences.†   (source)
  • At Michigan, Cedric didn't live in progressive, tony Ann Arbor, where he thought the people were "snooty and pretentious," but instead in Ypsilanti, a lower middle class, mostly black community about 20 minutes off campus.†   (source)
  • In Parliament, Helen Suzman, the representative of the liberal Progressive Party, cast the lone vote against the act.†   (source)
  • "The evidence, in most cases, suffers from obvious biases: educated girls come from richer families and marry richer, more educated, more progressive husbands," notes Esther Duflo of MIT, one of the most careful scholars of gender and development.†   (source)
  • Then he said cautiously, "But I guess there aren't many people in Washington capable of understanding a progressive social policy.†   (source)
  • Nick criticized DMSC on his blog, and an Indian responded: It never ceases to amaze me how supposedly feminist, progressive thinkers like you often get weak-kneed at the prospect of women actually owning decisions about sex and work….†   (source)
  • Instead, it's this weekend, April 12 and 13, that many students consider the true pinnacle of Brown partying, a weekend when all quarters of the university seem to be working furiously to entertain themselves, turning the campus into a vast progressive dinner party, with each house on the street serving a different dish.†   (source)
  • There was virtually no evidence against him, and I assumed the only reason the state kept up the charade of prosecuting him in prison was to intimidate progressive lawyers.†   (source)
  • Shortly before his death he had led the Nationalists in the general election of 1966, in which the party of apartheid had increased its majority, winning 126 seats to the 39 achieved by the United Party, and the single seat won by the Progressive Party.†   (source)
  • His name is Clifton Loceyhe's from Jim's personal staff-a bright, progressive young man of fortyseven and a friend of Jim's.†   (source)
  • I'm sure it would seem strange in some of your hidebound Eastern states, but the state of Illinois had a very humane, very progressive law under which I could sue him.†   (source)
  • Worse still, the liberal Progressive Federal Party had been replaced as the official opposition by the Conservative Party, which was to the right of the Nationalists and campaigned on the theme that the government was too lenient with the black opposition.†   (source)
  • Then Major Kellerman appeared to say that Mrs. Helen Suzman, the lone member of the liberal Progressive Party in Parliament and the only voice of true opposition to the Nationalists in Parliament, would be arriving shortly.†   (source)
  • Ma's freight cars were in California, where the soybeans had been sent to a progressive concern made up of sociologists preaching the cult of Oriental austerity, and of businessmen formerly in the numbers racket.†   (source)
  • I added that it was not in his interest to retain this concept, for it gave the impression that he wanted to modernize apartheid without abandoning it; this was damaging his image and that of the National Party in the eyes of the progressive forces in this country and around the world.†   (source)
  • Then Lawson said softly, half in reproach, half in scorn, "Well, after all, you businessmen have kept predicting disasters for years, you've cried catastrophe at every progressive measure and told us that we'll perish-but we haven't."†   (source)
  • The only trouble is that he can't always tell which is which…… On his first day in her office, he told me that it wasn't a good idea to have a picture of Nat Taggart on the wall'Nat Taggart,' he said, 'belongs to a dark past, to the age of selfish greed, he is not exactly a symbol of our modern, progressive policies, so it could make a bad impression, people could identify me with him.'†   (source)
  • …heard the pinch-lipped voice of a public relations, woman in a Washington office, saying resentfully over the telephone wire, "Well, after all, it is a matter of opinion whether wheat is essential to a nation's welfarethere are those of more progressive views who feel that the soybean is, perhaps, of far greater value"-and then, by noon, she stood in the middle of her office, knowing that the freight cars intended for the wheat of Minnesota had been sent, instead, to carry the soybeans…†   (source)
  • The day had started with a small luncheon in the hotel suite of a visiting Argentinian legislator, where a few people of various nationalities had talked at leisurely length about the climate of Argentina, its soil, its resources, the needs of its people, the value of a dynamic, progressive attitude toward the future-and had mentioned, as the briefest topic of conversation, that Argentina would be declared a People's State within two weeks.†   (source)
  • "Speaking of progressive policies, Orren," said Taggart, "you might ask yourself whether at a time of transportation shortages, when so many railroads are going bankrupt and large areas are left without rail service, whether it is in the public interest to tolerate wasteful duplication of services and the destructive, dog-eat-dog competition of newcomers in territories where established companies have historical priority."†   (source)
  • You see, Friends of Global Progress are a very progressive group and they have always maintained that you represent the blackest element of social retrogression ha the country, so it would embarrass us, you know, to have your name on our list of contributors, because somebody might accuse us of being in the pay of Hank Rearden.†   (source)
  • These were the men whom official speeches described as "the progressive businessmen of our dynamic age," but whom people called "the pull peddlers"-the species included many breeds, those of "transportation pull," and of "steel pull" and "oil pull'1 and "wage-raise pull" and "suspended sentence pull"-men who were dynamic, who kept darting all over the country while no one else could move, men who were active and mindless, active, not like animals, but like that which breeds, feeds and…†   (source)
  • For instance, he had the conventionally "progressive" ideas about the color bar, the superficial progressiveness of the idealist that seldom survives a conflict with self-interest.†   (source)
  • I really believe that whatever use I have been to progressive civilization has been accom-plished in the things I failed to do rather than in the things I actually did do.†   (source)
  • The next day they were supposed to travel south to a provincial town on the Volga where Uncle Nikolai worked for the publisher of the local progressive newspaper.†   (source)
  • And the Senator's father was William Howard Taft, who knew well the meaning of political courage and political abuse when he stood by his Secretary of Interior, Ballinger, against the overwhelming opposition of Pinchot, Roosevelt and the progressive elements of his own party.†   (source)
  • For instance, he had the conventionally "progressive" ideas about the color bar, the superficial progressiveness of the idealist that seldom survives a conflict with self-interest.†   (source)
  • He had been in the country long enough to be shocked; at the same time his "progressiveness" was deliciously flattered by this evidence of white ruling-class hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • …life to separate his religious beliefs from his political activities…… I am a Protestant and a dry, yet I would support a man who was a wet and a Catholic provided I believed he was sincerely in favor of law enforcement and was right on economic issues…… I'd rather trust an honest wet who is progressive and courageous in his makeup than politicians who profess to be on the dry side but do no more to make prohibition effective than all the rum runners and bootleggers in the country.†   (source)
  • This is a regular procedure provided for by the enlightened and progressive laws of our state.†   (source)
  • The civic leaders wished to be conspicuously progressive.†   (source)
  • It became amusing, at first, to accept "Monk" Toohey; then it became distinctive and progressive.†   (source)
  • It's about time this paper had a modem, liberal, progressive policy!†   (source)
  • If this Augean stable is not cleansed, now that the territory has been taken over by a progressive government, it will prejudice the interests of the Church in the whole of North America.†   (source)
  • It is so progressive.†   (source)
  • Is it progressive or reactionary?†   (source)
  • His Table, his idea of Chivalry, his Holy Grail, his devotion to Justice: these had been progressive steps in the effort for which he had been bred.†   (source)
  • Other words used in variable meanings, in most cases more or less dishonestly, are: CLASS, TOTALITARIAN, SCIENCE, PROGRESSIVE, REACTIONARY BOURGEOIS, EQUALITY.†   (source)
  • And within the progressive societies themselves, every last vestige of the ancient human heritage of ritual, morality, and art is in full decay.†   (source)
  • Some said there was too little land anyway, and that the natives could not support themselves on it, even with the most progressive methods of agriculture.†   (source)
  • And in modern progressive Christianity the Christ—Incarnation of the Logos and Redeemer of the World—is primarily a historical personage, a harmless country wise man of the semi-Oriental past who preached a benign doctrine of "do as you would be done by," yet was executed as a criminal.†   (source)
  • She adored Austen Heller; he was, she stated, an oracle to all those pretending just the tiniest bit to the title of progressive intellectual, she thought—"don't you?†   (source)
  • He had no distaste for modern architecture and built cheerfully, when a rare client asked for it, bare boxes with flat roofs, which he called progressive; he built Roman mansions which he called fastidious; he built Gothic churches which he called spiritual.†   (source)
  • Ellsworth M. Toohey had accepted the legacy and had turned it over, intact, to the "Workshop of Social Study," a progressive institute of learning where he held the post of lecturer on "Art as a Social Symptom."†   (source)
  • Can you not combine the progressive tendency with a respect for punctuality?†   (source)
  • Tozer valued it at one dollar and ninety, but the progressive Bert at scarce more than one-fifty.†   (source)
  • I hope, prince, that you are too progressive to deny this?†   (source)
  • Yet I think you'll find me somewhat progressive.†   (source)
  • Whatever you may think of Gopher Prairie women, they're twice as progressive as the men."†   (source)
  • After supper progressive whist was played.†   (source)
  • Above all the league endeavors to supply materials to progressive political parties everywhere.†   (source)
  • And he really has put in a progressive idea.†   (source)
  • Life is progressive, Sergeant, in its comforts as well as in its need of them.†   (source)
  • You see they're very luxurious, and these progressive ideas are about their biggest luxury.†   (source)
  • A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.†   (source)
  • …only obstinate; not masterful, only domineering; not self-controlled, only obtuse; not self-respecting, only vain; not kind, only sentimental; not social, only gregarious; not considerate, only polite; not intelligent, only opinionated; not progressive, only factious; not imaginative, only superstitious; not just, only vindictive; not generous, only propitiatory; not disciplined, only cowed; and not truthful at all—liars every one of them, to the very backbone of their souls.†   (source)
  • The Progressive Euchre Club arranged with the Vannis for the exclusive use of the floor on Tuesday and Friday nights.†   (source)
  • …and from this point carrying on the picture of Roberta's life from the time she first left home to join Grace Marr until, having met Clyde on Crum Lake and fallen out with her friend and patrons, the Newtons, because of him, she accepted his dictum that she live alone, amid strange people, concealing the suspicious truth of this from her parents, and then finally succumbing to his wiles—the letters she had written him from Biltz detailing every single progressive step in this story.†   (source)
  • The young men who belonged to the Progressive Euchre Club used to drop in late and risk a tiff with their sweethearts and general condemnation for a waltz with 'the hired girls.'†   (source)
  • I believe the highest type of Service, like the most progressive tenets of ethics, senses unceasingly and is motived by active adherence and loyalty to that which is the essential principle of Boosterism—Good Citizenship in all its factors and aspects.†   (source)
  • The tables were put on one side so that there might be room for dancing, and smaller ones were set out for progressive whist.†   (source)
  • That history had in fact been one of the progressive application of human reason, by which, on the basis of purely rational concerns, God had gradually been removed from the administration of justice.†   (source)
  • The roast of beef, roasted potatoes, and string beans were excellent this evening and, after an adequate sketch of the day's progressive weather-states, his four-hundred-and-fifty-dollar fee, his lunch with Paul Riesling, and the proven merits of the new cigar-lighter, he was moved to a benign, "Sort o' thinking about buyin, a new car.†   (source)
  • Several international periodicals bear witness to its activities— monthly reviews, which appear in three or four important languages and report in very exciting articles about the progressive development of civilized humankind.†   (source)
  • And pulling himself up straight and regaining his serene dignity, he spoke about modern, progressive forms of humanitarian nursing, the slow, steady victory over epidemic disease, and went on to contrast such horrors with the achievements of medical science, hygiene, and social reforms.†   (source)
  • One might even found whole empires upon it, earthly, all-too-earthly empires, very coarse, very progressive, and not in the least nostalgic … his truncated musical coffin, inside which the song decayed into some electrical gramophone music.†   (source)
  • Not in time is the race progressive.†   (source)
  • But I must say that there are sometimes such provoking 'Germans' that I don't believe there is a progressive who could quite answer for himself.†   (source)
  • Who could portray the effects of this light through these translucent sheets of water, the subtlety of its progressive shadings into the ocean's upper and lower strata?†   (source)
  • When Wilson had at last finished his tedious and difficult work, he arranged his results according to a plan in which a progressive order and sequence was a principal feature; then he added to the batch several pantograph enlargements which he had made from time to time in bygone years.†   (source)
  • Lady correspondents appeared to him a part of the natural scheme of things in a progressive country, and though he never read their letters he supposed that they ministered somehow to social prosperity.†   (source)
  • Like the governor, whom he had come down to pass judgment upon, he was reckoned a progressive; and though he was already a bigwig, he was not like the majority of bigwigs.†   (source)
  • And you really believe the result would be still more sure with us than in the East, and in the midst of our fogs and rains a man would habituate himself more easily than in a warm latitude to this progressive absorption of poison?†   (source)
  • Or, perhaps, I cannot now bring these points to mind, because, in truth, the character of my beloved, her rare learning, her singular yet placid cast of beauty, and the thrilling and enthralling eloquence of her low musical language, made their way into my heart by paces so steadily and stealthily progressive that they have been unnoticed and unknown.†   (source)
  • Impossible to place our Cathedral in that other family of lofty, aerial churches, rich in painted windows and sculpture; pointed in form, bold in attitude; communal and bourgeois as political symbols; free, capricious, lawless, as a work of art; second transformation of architecture, no longer hieroglyphic, immovable and sacerdotal, but artistic, progressive, and popular, which begins at the return from the crusades, and ends with Louis IX.†   (source)
  • In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric.†   (source)
  • By that progressive change in fortune, which in the republic is often seen to be so singularly accompanied by a corresponding improvement in knowledge and self-respect, he went on, from step to step, until his wife enjoyed the maternal delight of seeing her children placed far beyond the danger of returning to that state from which both their parents had issued.†   (source)
  • As they talked they explained more and more fully the motives of their sadness, working themselves up in their progressive confidence.†   (source)
  • Those who dread the license of the mob, and those who fear the rule of absolute power, ought alike to desire the progressive growth of provincial liberties.†   (source)
  • The common stairs of this mansion were bare and carpetless; but a curious visitor who had to climb his way to the top, might have observed that there were not wanting indications of the progressive poverty of the inmates, although their rooms were shut.†   (source)
  • It sometimes happens at such times that the human mind would willingly change its position; but as nothing urges or guides it forwards, it oscillates to and fro without progressive motion.†   (source)
  • They hold fast by the original views of their masters, in opposition to the progressive historical development of the proletariat.†   (source)
  • He had something progressive to say on the subject which might console his worthy friend and "could not fail" to promote his development.†   (source)
  • [25] In its essence it is progressive.†   (source)
  • As for the President of our Court, I can only say that he was a humane and cultured man, who had a practical knowledge of his work and progressive views.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER XII The town of X—— to which our friends set off was in the jurisdiction of a governor who was a young man, and at once a progressive and a despot, as often happens with Russians.†   (source)
  • If the men of our time were led by attentive observation and by sincere reflection to acknowledge that the gradual and progressive development of social equality is at once the past and future of their history, this solitary truth would confer the sacred character of a Divine decree upon the change.†   (source)
  • It is unnecessary to dwell on the impression which the charms of Inez produced on the soldier, or to delay the tale in order to write a wire-drawn account of the progressive influence that elegance of deportment, manly beauty, and undivided assiduity and intelligence were likely to produce on the sensitive mind of a romantic, warm-hearted, and secluded girl of sixteen.†   (source)
  • Oh, you progressive dullards!†   (source)
  • At the door, above a visiting card nailed on all askew, there was a bell-handle to be seen, and in the hall the visitors were met by some one, not exactly a servant, nor exactly a companion, in a cap—unmistakable tokens of the progressive tendencies of the lady of the house.†   (source)
  • I perceive no causes which are likely to check this progressive increase of the Anglo-American population for the next hundred years; and before that space of time has elapsed, I believe that the territories and dependencies of the United States will be covered by more than 100,000,000 of inhabitants, and divided into forty States.†   (source)
  • "Hitherto at least I have stood in the front ranks of all that is progressive in Europe, and here the new generation positively ignores us," he thought.†   (source)
  • "Judging of the future by the past," says Mr. Cass, "we cannot err in anticipating a progressive diminution of their numbers, and their eventual extinction, unless our border should become stationary, and they be removed beyond it, or unless some radical change should take place in the principles of our intercourse with them, which it is easier to hope for than to expect.†   (source)
  • And a pliable imagination persuaded her, we must suppose, for a brief moment, that Fyodor Pavlovitch, in spite of his parasitic position, was one of the bold and ironical spirits of that progressive epoch, though he was, in fact, an ill-natured buffoon and nothing more.†   (source)
  • He had heard of Andrey Semyonovitch, who had once been his ward, as a leading young progressive who was taking an important part in certain interesting circles, the doings of which were a legend in the provinces.†   (source)
  • I only wanted to find out what sort of man you are, for so many unscrupulous people have got hold of the progressive cause of late and have so distorted in their own interests everything they touched, that the whole cause has been dragged in the mire.†   (source)
  • The East, in a like intercourse with the West, already finds, and in the progressive improvement of interior communications by land and water, will more and more find a valuable vent for the commodities which it brings from abroad, or manufactures at home.†   (source)
  • What reminiscences of a human subject suffering from progressive melancholia did these objects evoke in Bloom?†   (source)
  • /To electrocute/ appeared inevitably in the first public discussion of capital [Pg164] punishment by electricity; /to taxi/ came in with the first taxi-cabs; /to commute/ no doubt accompanied the first commutation ticket; /to insurge/ attended the birth of the Progressive balderdash.†   (source)
  • He reflected that the progressive extension of the field of individual development and experience was regressively accompanied by a restriction of the converse domain of interindividual relations.†   (source)
  • I was not in the least sensible of the progressive motion made in the air by the island.†   (source)
  • Their wandering course now high, now low, then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still, In six thou seest; and what if seventh to these The planet earth, so stedfast though she seem, Insensibly three different motions move?†   (source)
  • The apportionment, in the first instance, and the progressive extinguishment afterward, would be alike productive of ill-humor and animosity.†   (source)
  • But at the same time the reader can hardly conceive my astonishment, to behold an island in the air, inhabited by men, who were able (as it should seem) to raise or sink, or put it into progressive motion, as they pleased.†   (source)
  • They would, at the same time, be necessitated to strengthen the executive arm of government, in doing which their constitutions would acquire a progressive direction toward monarchy.†   (source)
  • In every country it is a herculean task to obtain a valuation of the land; in a country imperfectly settled and progressive in improvement, the difficulties are increased almost to impracticability.†   (source)
  • An army, so large as seriously to menace those liberties, could only be formed by progressive augmentations; which would suppose, not merely a temporary combination between the legislature and executive, but a continued conspiracy for a series of time.†   (source)
  • The greater frequency of the calls upon the House of Representatives, and the greater length of time which it would often be necessary to keep them together when convened, to obtain their sanction in the progressive stages of a treaty, would be a source of so great inconvenience and expense as alone ought to condemn the project.†   (source)
  • …from that quarter, but that nothing short of a Constitution fully adequate to the national defense and the preservation of the Union, can save America from as many standing armies as it may be split into States or Confederacies, and from such a progressive augmentation, of these establishments in each, as will render them as burdensome to the properties and ominous to the liberties of the people, as any establishment that can become necessary, under a united and efficient government,…†   (source)
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  • I had no idea what the Progressive Era was, and back in the office, I got out the World Book Encyclopedia.   (source)
    progressive = period of U.S. history (1890s-1920s) where government expanded its role in American life
  • After an unexplained absence of several days, the body of industrialist Richard E. Griffen, forty-seven, said to have been favoured for the Progressive Conservative candidacy in the Toronto riding of St. David's, was discovered near his summer residence of "Avilion" in Port Ticonderoga, where he was vacationing.   (source)
    progressive = fictitious political party
  • Osip Ivanovich had actually mastered the English language right down to the past perfect progressive as early as 1939.   (source)
    progressive = a language tense showing that an action that started in the past continued up until another time in the past; e.g., I played on the team for a year before I quit.
  • One day I interviewed a community activist who described a particular job program as a throwback to the Progressive Era.   (source)
    progressive = period of U.S. history (1890s-1920s) where government expanded its role in American life
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