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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It has been delightful to me to watch his advances towards intimacy, especially to observe his altered manner in consequence of my repressing by the cool dignity of my deportment his insolent approach to direct familiarity.
The significant advances toward national suicide already accomplished by the European Union are likewise being planned for the entire Western Hemisphere via the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
Alex's sense of innocence changes in Grade 8 when she befriends the new girl Stacy, who tells everyone that their teacher, Simon, is making sexual advances toward Alex and herself.
If he is allowed to reemerge after the departure of international forces, he would instantly repolarize Bosnia and unravel all the hard-won advances toward reform and reconciliation.
A former Wal-Mart employee had his $80,000 damage award overturned in 2001 because the court of appeals ruled that his supervisor's "vulgar and offensive" conduct was not discriminatory: He was "obnoxious to men and women alike." In an earlier Indiana case, a boss who allegedly made sexual advances toward both a male and a female employee, and retaliated against them for not complying, was exonerated on similar grounds-which leads to the mindboggling conclusion that bisexuals have a license to harass.
At sunrise, a large crowd advances toward wooden barricades erected to protect storefronts and bystanders.
Thousands of black men had been lynched since the Civil War, most for alleged sexual advances toward white women.
But as the museum continues to catalogue the 600-odd capsules and advances toward archiving them in an online database, the monstrosity of Warhol's crap could become hypertext guru Ted Nelson's Xanadu dream, a machine that forgets by remembering everything.
For her, early efforts at moving assembly-line production in meatpacking and canning represent the only bona fide advances toward the rational factory in the first stages of American industrialization (in this respect, the author also ignores certain assembly-line aspects of gun manufacture in her discussion of the development of interchangeable parts production techniques).
It has long been an open secret that Michael liked guys; I remember watching him make advances toward a friend of mine a decade ago in a New York nightclub and thinking, I guess that's more than just a rumor.
Special Meetings-The seminar "Advances Toward Control of the Cupola" was held September 25-26,1990.
But advances toward the goal of fusion-generated electricity are getting ever more expensive.
The ISIL terrorists further retreated towards unleveled areas in Badiyeh of Sweida after the army's rapid advances toward Taloul al-Safa.
Cincinnati, OH, was the site of the second annual "Advances toward Control of the Cupola" conference held Sep 25-26.
Mrs Whitfield-Sharp has denied making the comments, and has accused the trooper of making sexual advances toward her.
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