But in our time of hyperpartisan political kabuki, Paul deserves respect for advancing a serious, principled, substantive debate.
But now, with ISIS advancing, Baghdad may be feeling enough pressure to approve an arms transfer.
As much as advancing a political cause, SarahPAC seems to be a lifestyle play, propping up an expensive ideological entourage.
I told him it was not about advancing me the money or not, but the principle of the thing to me.
It gives the impression that Romney backs comprehensive immigration reform, which he criticizes President Obama for not advancing.
The day was advancing when they came in sight of the Manor House.
I had done no advancing in all that campaign that was at all equal to it.
My wife, I believe, was advancing along the corridor when Sperry closed the door.
"Here's the book I got myself from," said John, advancing to a bookcase.
advancing noiselessly to the side of the couch, I lifted the curtain of dressed buffalo hide.
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.