progressed

[ noun prog-res, -ruhs or, esp. British, proh-gres; verb pruh-gres ]SEE DEFINITION OF progressed
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Begun in 1851, Esmond progressed rapidly, and by the end of May 1852 it was completed.

The ball once started gained size and momentum as it progressed.

As we progressed, the country grew more and more solemnly aloof.

At a leisurely pace we progressed through the main thoroughfares.

"Storerooms in this wing," the Eurasian explained as they progressed.

As they progressed, the water got hotter and hotter, and the ducks' discomfort was evident.

And as he progressed, the merry din of typewriters grew louder and louder.

Her education was commenced, but progressed rather irregularly.

Humanity has progressed in spite of the fear that has dwarfed our stature.

As we progressed I soon saw what occasioned the major part of the noise.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a going on, action of walking forward," from Old French progres (Modern French progrès), from Latin progressus "a going forward," from past participle of progredi (see progression).

In early use in English especially "a state journey by royalty." Figurative sense of "growth, development, advancement to higher stages" is from c.1600. To be in progress "underway" is attested by 1849. Progress report attested by 1865.