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Origin of progress
historical usage of progress
The verb progress entered English in the second half of the 16th century in a functional shift of the noun to a verb (a functional shift, also called functional change, is a change in the grammatical function of a word, such as the noun fun having taken on adjective meanings).
In the 18th century, the verb progress was no longer common in Britain, but was used with regularity in the United States (George Washington, in a letter of 1791 writes, “The business of laying out the city [the new capital] is progressing.”) When the verb reentered British usage about 1800, it was regarded as an Americanism.
From its first appearance in English, the noun had the meaning “onward movement in space,” as well as the figurative sense “advancement to a further or higher stage”; from this developed the more specific reference to social and economic reform leading to a better state or condition.
OTHER WORDS FROM progressun·pro·gressed, adjective
How to use progress in a sentence
As the video progresses, Nicole falls behind, working visibly harder in later rounds to complete the tasks.Inside the Cult of CrossFit|William O’Connor|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They all temporarily treat symptoms of memory loss, but lose effectiveness as the disease progresses.Trial Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice|Elizabeth Lopatto|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of which connect together like a jigsaw as the story progresses.Sebastian Barry’s Quarrel With Irish History|J.P. O’Malley|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the film progresses, you go from these beautiful desert vistas to a much darker, grimmer look.‘Noah’ is a Global Warming Epic About the Battle Between Religion and Science, Says Cinematographer|Marlow Stern|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This progresses to Fox abusing Spinelli at Fox's home, forcing him to engage in various sexual acts.How Frank Spinelli Fought to Bring His Molestor to Justice|Tim Teeman|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Primary anemia is that which progresses without apparent cause.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
As civilization progresses and new inventions are created, the demand for natural resources will increase.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
The dinner, as it progresses, assumes the air of a big family party of good bohemians.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
From this state it progresses by successive stages, each of which has some relation in form to a lower class.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
The work progresses very slowly, and does not turn out well.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for progress
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see in progress.