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  • n  arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    the advent of the computer
  • n  the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
  • n  (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

  • The resignation of Baron Giichi Tanaka, grizzled seadog, and the advent of Yuko Hamaguchi, tall, shaggy economist, as Prime Minister of Japan (PTI, July 8), seemed last week to .
  • Since the advent of the automobile, car makers have struggled to build mainstream electric vehicles.
  • But I believe that the advent of the new consumerism is attributable to much more than technology.
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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg in USA Today
    It is nothing less than the greatest innovation that has happened for all of us in the movie business since the advent of color 70 years ago,Katzenberg said in an address at ShoWest, a conference in Las Vegas where studios unveil clips and...
  • Gordon Brown in Reuters
    This is a green revolution in the making...... It is the most dramatic change in our energy policy since the advent of nuclear power,Prime Minister Gordon Brown said at the launch in London's Tate Modern.
  • Tim Wheeler in Boston Herald
    The way people listen to music has changed, with the advent of the download the emphasis has reverted to single tracks,guitarist-vocalist Tim Wheeler writes on the band's official Web site. "It hasn't helped that most people have forgotten...

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