Rather than using the implications of the accident to advance his own brand of Christianity, he offered comfort.
This stunning restaurant is impossibly delicious and is fully booked far in advance.
For example, Damien Hirst was prescient and responded to the changing value system 15 years in advance.
Had we known all this in advance, the war would not have been fought.
He returned the advance, and committed suicide 10 years later.
The retreat was carried out with as much speed and success as the advance.
In this a step in advance of some of our neighbours was taken.
It lies at the edge of the Indian country and tends to advance.
Fear, as we understand it, was in itself a signal of advance.
They emerged from their positions in good order and made ready to advance.
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.