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Progress, subst. 1) a going forward, advance, course: “time's thievish p. to eternity,” Sonn. 77, 8. “future evils . . . new-conceived, and so in p. to be hatched and born,” Meas. II, 2, 97. “of that and all the p., more or less, more leisure shall express,” All's V, 3, 331. “keep a peaceful p. to the ocean,” John II, 340. before (the sun) “begins his golden p. in the east,” H4A III, 1, 222. “the happiest youth, viewing his p. through,” H4B III, 1, 54. “in the p. of this business he did require a respite,” H8 II, 4, 175. “in all the p. of my life and office,” V, 3, 32. “no pulse shall keep his native p.” Rom. IV, 1, 97. “I cannot by the p. of the stars give guess how near to day,” Caes. II, 1, 2.
2) a journey made by a sovereign through his own country: “the king is now in p. towards Saint Albans,” H6B I, 4, 76. “how a king may go a p. through the guts of a beggar,” Hml. IV, 3, 33.
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