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  • n  gradual improvement or growth or development
    great progress in the arts
  • n  the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  • n  a movement forward
    he listened for the progress of the troops
  • v  develop in a positive way
    He progressed well in school
  • v  move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  • v  form or accumulate steadily

  • But, then, China pledged to improve energy efficiency, while progress was made toward crafting a way to use global carbon markets to slow tropical deforestation.
  • For example, only 18% say Bush made real progress in strengthening the Social Security system.
  • Fred and Kimberly Kagan have been such persistent Pollyannas about progress--they would call it "success"--in Iraq that it is easy to dismiss their latest offering as more of the .
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  • David Petraeus in San Jose Mercury News
    The progress made in recent months - in the face of a determined enemy - is in many respects the result of the vision, energy and leadership he provided,he said.
  • Barack Obama in Boston Globe
    The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation,Obama said in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history...
  • Arsene Wenger in The Press Association
    He added: "We identified him as a very strong centre-half, who has made big progress very quickly. He has shown he is mentally strong, he's a fighter and a very strong competitor. Koscielny is a great addition to our squad."

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