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progressive
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
favoring political change or new ideas (typically associated with liberal causes); or a person with such beliefs

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gradually getting more severe — as of a disease or other condition

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gradually advancing (making progress)
  • 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.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (65% in)

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