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The effect was, indeed, presently accomplished by the advent of Smithson into the office.

The visitor's advent was announced again by the brass knocker on the front door.

He had so long and so passionately looked for the advent of that moment!

"I think your mother wants to speak to you, Frank," Alice said, upon this advent.

But with the advent of the boys from the barn there appeared reinforcements of the enemy.

The arrival of the ticket was quickly followed by the advent of Mr. Hodden himself.

The advent of the Russians is so recent that they need hardly be counted in this connection.

She was accustomed to the advent of the fishermen at this hour.

When a new rifle appeared in the West its advent was a matter of note.

At the advent of the three usurers a new impulse seized the people.

WORD ORIGIN

"important arrival," 1742, an extended sense of Advent "season before Christmas" (Old English), from Latin adventus "a coming, approach, arrival," in Church Latin "the coming of the Savior," from past participle stem of advenire "arrive, come to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue). In English, also sometimes extended to the Pentecost.

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