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Adva'ncement. n.s. [avancement, Fr.]

  1. The act of coming forward.

    This refinement having begun about the time of the revolution, I had some share in the honour of promoting it; and I observe, that it makes daily advancements, and, I hope, in time, will raise our language to the utmost perfection. Swift.

  2. The state of being advanced; preferment.

    During whose reign, the Percies of the North
    Finding his usurpation most unjust,
    Endeavour'd my advancement to the throne.
    Shakespeare's Henry VI. p. i.

  3. The act of advancing another.

    In his own grace he doth exalt himself
    More than in your advancement.
    Shakespeare's K. Lear.

  4. Improvement.

    Nor can we conceive it may be unwelcome unto those honoured worthies, who endeavour the advancement of learning. Brown's Pref. to Vulgar Errours.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48) · Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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