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John had been under her dominion, and proceeded to persuade her.

A salt lake was visible a few miles to the east, towards which we proceeded.

Parents, proceeded she, when children are young, are pleased with every thing they do.

Let me tell you then, proceeded she, that all lies in a small compass, as your father said.

Having paid their bill, they proceeded to the Cassino, where they took their café.

He then proceeded to show the inadequacy of the figures presented by Mr. O'Connell.

Grace caught Emma by the shoulders and proceeded to shake her.

He ran and pulled some grass and proceeded to rub the Major down.

But a touch of cheerfulness appeared in his tones as he proceeded.

Then he dropped to a seat on the couch, and proceeded to make his confidences to the magnate.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to go on," also "to emanate from, result from," from Old French proceder (13c., Modern French procéder) and directly from Latin procedere (past participle processus) "go before, go forward, advance, make progress; come forward," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Related: Proceeded; proceeding.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.