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advent

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1  —as in:
the advent of
Definition an arrival (especially of an important event or invention)
  • the advent of the computer
advent = an arrival (especially of an important event or invention)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • These advances improved the odds of rescue, but even after their advent, most downed men were never found. ...fewer than 30 percent of men whose planes went missing between July 1944 and February 1945 were rescued.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • advent = arrival
  • Such was the young clergyman's condition, and so imminent the prospect that his dawning light would be extinguished, all untimely, when Roger Chillingworth made his advent to the town.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • advent = arrival
  • It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • advent = arrival
  • Always so deliberate, hardly surprised by the most outlandish advents.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road

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2  —as in:
it is Advent
Definition Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas
  • Christians began celebrating Advent in the fourth century.
Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas
  • Mama decorated with Advent wreaths and candles.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas

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