- the progressive aspect.
- a verb form or construction in the progressive, as are thinking in They are thinking about it.
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Example sentences from the Web for progressive
Years later, he got a high-profile job at Mozilla, a tech company in a professional community noted for its progressiveness.In Gay Rights Fights, Bullies Love to Play the Victim|Tim Teeman|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this mood, Democrats may care a lot more about toughness and combativeness than about minute gradations of progressiveness.How Obama is Setting the Stage for Hillary in 2016|David Frum|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It tries for progressiveness and ends up being ... achingly middle of the road.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has character, whatever it may lack in progressiveness, and the brilliant colouring is a part of all the cities of the South.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces|Francis Miltoun
Mr Barrett—I think there have been some references to progressiveness and insurgency.
The house enjoys a most enviable reputation for progressiveness and reliability, for promptness and efficiency.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
We noticed a characteristic lack of progressiveness in so many respects.Europe from a Motor Car|Russell Richardson
I believe in conservatism, but at the same time I am opposed to conservatism which excludes all progressiveness.Great Pianists on Piano Playing|James Francis Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for progressive (1 of 2)
- the progressive aspect of a verb
- a verb in this aspect