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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

282. [Motion Forwards; Progressive Motion.] Progression.

   NOUN:PROGRESSION, progress, progressiveness; advancing &c. v.; advance, advancement; ongoing; flood tide, headway; march [See Journey]; rise; improvement [See Improvement].
   VERB:ADVANCE; proceed, progress; get on, get along, get over the ground; gain ground; forge ahead; jog on, rub on, wag on [obs.], go with the stream; keep -, hold on- one’s course; go -, move -, come -, get -, pass -, push -, press- -on, – forward, – forwards, – ahead; press onward or onwards, step forward; make -, work -, carve -, push -, force -, edge -, elbow- one’s way; make -progress, – head, – way, – headway, – advances, – strides, – rapid strides (velocity) [See Velocity]; go ahead, shoot ahead; drive -on, – ahead; go full steam ahead; distance; make up leeway.
   ADJECTIVE:ADVANCING &c. v.; ongoing; progressive, profluent; advanced.
   ADVERB:FORWARD, onward; forth, on, ahead, under way, en route for, on -one’s way, – the way, – the road, – the high road- to; in progress, in mid-progress; in transitu [L.] [See Transference].
  1. Vestigia nulla retrorsum.
  2. Westward the course of empire takes its way.—Berkeley