advance toward (something or some place)

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advance toward (something or some place)

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.
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He therefore advanced toward the east, and reached the town of Zouricolo, in the Bornou country, which is the core of the great central empire of Africa.
Tars Tarkas advanced toward me, holding out one of his arms, and we thus proceeded to the plaza without further mishap.
Faithful to his mission of vengeance, Athos had requested to be conducted to the garden; and there upon the sand following the light steps of this woman, who left sharp tracks wherever she went, he advanced toward the gate which led into the wood, and causing it to be opened, he went out into the forest.
Immediately thereupon, Zarathustra, who had opened ears and eyes to this talk, rose from his hiding-place, advanced towards the kings, and thus began:
Fouquet perceived this movement, and with a politeness at once easy and respectful, advanced towards the queen, so as not to disturb the king.
She did not, however, object to his keeping his gig alongside her; and in this manner, at a slow pace, they advanced towards the village of Trantridge.
Hearing these words the King advanced towards me with a menacing cry as if to pierce me through the diagonal; and in that same moment there arose from myriads of his subjects a multitudinous war-cry, increasing in vehemence till at last methought it rivalled the roar of an army of a hundred thousand Isosceles, and the artillery of a thousand Pentagons.
The army advanced toward Bahir district east of the southwestern province of Taiz, after gaining ground in Azraq district in the southern province of Al-Dhale.
Since President Rene Preval took office in May 2006, Haiti has substantially improved its internal security and advanced toward political stability, but its future prospects continue to be threatened by a listless economy, limited employment opportunities, weak institutions, and an absence of public services.
In a 10-month period, the front scorched a 2-square-kilometer area of rich vegetation as it advanced toward a village at a rate of several centimeters per hour.
As the suspect approached and advanced toward them, Officer Foito pushed the woman behind him, shielded her with his body, and retreated across the parking lot.
At the end, the entire cast advanced toward the audience, arms spread wide to envelop us in their Romantic reverie.
Acheson retained lifelong affectionate memories of celebrating the British monarch's birthday in Middleton, Connecticut, where his father presided as Episcopal minister, with a solemn toast to "the Queen." Imbued early with Anglocentric prejudices, Acheson retained much of this worldview as he advanced toward positions where he could give it practical effect.
The title of one work, Past the Moat, the Drop Gate and Iron Doors, the Intruder Advanced Toward the Castle's Murder Hole and Ultimate Terror, read like an intricate computer-game plot.
One-third claimed "significant progress" toward this goal, only slightly more than the 31.2 percent of plants that have advanced toward focused production.
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