advance toward

advance toward

To move forward or maneuver toward a location or goal The army advanced toward the enemy capital. I crossed the street to avoid the strange man advancing toward me.
See also: advance, toward
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The combined navies of Dusar, Ptarth and Kaol had been intercepted in their advance toward Helium by the mighty Heliumitic navy--the most formidable upon Barsoom, not alone in numbers and armament, but in the training and courage of its officers and warriors, and the zitidaric proportions of many of its monster battleships.
But Porthos was not a man to abandon an old servant, and when Musqueton rose above the water, blind as a new-born puppy, he found he was supported by the large hand of Porthos and that he was thus enabled, without having occasion even to move, to advance toward the cable with the dignity of a very triton.
The governor, at my request, gave the sign for Caesar and Brutus to advance towards us.
He saw nothing but death or the advance towards death in everything.
This request was immediately rejected, and the troops were ordered to fix bayonets and advance towards the prisoners, a motion which had the effect of producing obedience on the part of the young men, who forthwith commenced their march.
The most simple and familiar portion of time, applicable to the subject was that of a year; and hence the doctrine has been inculcated by a laudable zeal, to erect some barrier against the gradual innovations of an unlimited government, that the advance towards tyranny was to be calculated by the distance of departure from the fixed point of annual elections.
Gen Raed Jawdat, said in a statement that the police units made speedy advance toward western districts in Talafar, heavily bombarding strongholds of the so-called Islamic State (IS).
Besieged by Houthi forces and their supporters, Taiz is a key location for pro-government forces to advance toward the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council called on Shiite rebels Friday to leave the northern Yemeni city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance toward the capital.
Kaim went on to say that NATO targeted police checkpoints in the Nafusa mountains southwest of Tripoli ahead of a rebel advance toward the village of Qawalish, which rebel fighters claimed they seized Wednesday.
Still, each of the new devices "constitutes an advance toward making a manufacturable RFID tag," comments Klaus J.
This powerful piece ends chillingly: Cadres of dancers make truncated arm gestures in the shadows, then advance toward center stage to absorb the renegade leads.
Vargas Llosa does analyze with precision the many errors committed by Latin American societies, mistakes that have hindered their advance toward industrial development.
Backed against a large trash bin, Officer Foito and the woman were unable to retreat further, while the suspect continued to advance toward them.
The state supreme court on May 15 overturned the importuning law, which made it a first-degree misdemeanor to make a sexual advance toward a person of the same sex if the "offender knows [it] is offensive.