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Advance (verb neuter)

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To Adva'nce. v.n.

  1. To come forward.

    At this the youth, whose vent'rous soul
    No fears of magick art controul,
                      Advanc'd in open sight.
    Parnel.

  2. To make improvement.

    They who would advance in knowledge, and not deceive and swell themselves with a little articulated air, should not take words for real entities in nature, till they can frame clear and distinct ideas of those entities. Locke.

Sources: Locke, John (269) · Parnell, Thomas (1)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Advance (verb neuter)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14367.


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