This is much more than an anti-gay backlash against the advances we have seen in the West.
Does he suppose it advances the cause of modern literature to show contempt for elite standards of scholarship?
At the same time, advances in biology have expanded the definition of life.
At least two potential candidates have rebuffed their advances.
So nothing about age and the way it advances should surprise me.
He devotes his attention to Salom, who slights all his advances.
In ten years time they had startled the world with their advances.
But there is yet another thing connected with the Famine advances, which is very likely to mislead.
The advances I expect will only be possible if we educate the people.
Closing the door softly behind her, she advances into the corridor, where she still finds Guy and Dr. Bland conversing earnestly.
mid-13c., avauncen, transitive, "improve (something), further the development of," from Old French avancier "move forward" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *abanteare (source of Italian avanzare, Spanish avanzar), from Late Latin abante "from before," composed of ab- "from" (see ab-) + ante "before, in front of, against" (see ante).
The -d- was inserted 16c. on mistaken notion that initial a- was from Latin ad-. From c.1300 as "to promote;" intransitive sense is mid-14c., "move forward." Meaning "to give money before it is legally due" is first attested 1670s. Related: Advanced; advancing. The adjective (in advance warning, etc.) is recorded from 1843.
c.1300, "boasting, ostentation," from advance (v.). Early 15c. as "advancement in rank, wealth, etc." Advances "amorous overtures" is from 1706.