Does he suppose it advances the cause of modern literature to show contempt for elite standards of scholarship?
However, the team said that if Team USA advances, Altidore could be back for the next match.
At least two potential candidates have rebuffed their advances.
This idea that the state only advances and never retreats is contradicted by the record of the past half-century.
They will head home empty-handed while Germany advances to the glorious semifinals.
He devotes his attention to Salom, who slights all his advances.
He repulsed the advances of neighbors, and became what Robert called him—a miser.
But there is yet another thing connected with the Famine advances, which is very likely to mislead.
I shall repay the—hum—the advances I have had from you, sir, with peculiar pleasure.
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.