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(ăd-vanst′)
1. Placed or being ahead.
2. Of a disease, in a late or critical stage of development.
3. Far along in time or age; old or elderly.
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A member of the staff advanced toward the troops, and calling the name of a soldier commanded him to advance.
Yes, your Eminence," said Athos, while the two Musketeers who had remained behind advanced hat in hand.
Franz and the count advanced, and the bandit saluted them.
Instead however of walking along its ridge, where we should have been in full view of the natives in the vales beneath, and at a point where they could easily intercept us were they so inclined, we cautiously advanced on one side, crawling on our hands and knees, and screened from observation by the grass through which we glided, much in the fashion of a couple of serpents.
Decidedly, it is the devil he has seen," repeated he who had before advanced that hypothesis.
As I backed along the ledge I soon was past the mouth of the cave, where I no longer could see those fearful flaming eyes, but an instant later I caught sight of the fiendish face of a Sagoth as it warily advanced beyond the cliff's turn on the far side of the cave's mouth.
From the heights beyond the river these black men had heard the noise of the conflict, and creeping warily down to the stream had forded it and advanced through the reeds until they were in a position to watch every move of the combatants.
Presently they advanced upon him once more, this time wielding their heavy war-spears.
Here too was the accommodating individual who advanced sums from ten to ten thousand pounds without expense, security, or delay.
The most furious had come to the Buytenhof at daybreak, to secure a better place; but he, outdoing even them, had passed the night at the threshold of the prison, from whence, as we have already said, he had advanced to the very foremost rank, unguibus et rostro, -- that is to say, coaxing some, and kicking the others.
If Tudor had advanced with equal speed they should have come together at that point, and Sheldon concluded that the other was circling.
On either side, as I advanced, the desolate old houses frowned on me.
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