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noun as in advancement

noun as in preference

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It would be a misfortune if the impression were created that preferment to the episcopal bench was confined to High Churchmen.

You won't keep him long, you know, for Puffin's a man certain of good preferment.

Under the latter he was deprived of his preferment in Oxford, and under a harsher rule might have incurred yet graver penalties.

In November, 1561, his preferment was announced, and almost immediately afterwards the news was contradicted on authority.

"And my partial little daughter had the bestowal of such preferment and titles," he added laughingly.


On this page you'll find 247 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preferment, such as: advance, growth, improvement, upgrading, amelioration, and betterment.

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