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synonyms for milestones

  • anniversary
  • breakthrough
  • discovery
  • event
  • landmark
  • occasion
  • turning point
  • milepost
  • waypost
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How to use milestones in a sentence

As they passed the different milestones, Oliver wondered more and more where his companion meant to take him.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
The distance was regularly marked off by milestones (mille passuum—a thousand paces).
THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAINJAMES OLIVER BEVAN
Along the tedious length of Benvill Lane she began to grow tired, and she leant upon gates and paused by milestones.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
Are we to stand here like milestones, then, and be all shot without a stroke struck?
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
It was very well jesting about milestones, but every jest brought him nearer to the precipice.
THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSETANTHONY TROLLOPE
They all belong to a point which the man has passed; they are milestones to which he can never return.
AN INTERPRETATION OF RUDOLF EUCKEN'S PHILOSOPHYW. TUDOR JONES
He had gained a couple of hundred paces, but the good little mare set that right before we could have passed two milestones.
THE EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARDARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Yet somehow all those outposts became eventually milestones on the highway to greatness.
GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
People pretend that the Bible means the same to them at 50 that it did at all former milestones in their journey.
THE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 4, 1886-1900MARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
The first year of peace closed satisfactorily, and 1885 was marked in white upon the milestones of our progress.
A CENTURY OF SAIL AND STEAM ON THE NIAGARA RIVERBARLOW CUMBERLAND
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