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If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I'm sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.
Henry David Thoreau
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Etymology

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to proceed

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to proceed (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.
  2. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
  3. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
  4. To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.
  5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
  6. To have application or effect; to operate.
  7. To begin and carry on a legal process.

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References

  • "proceed" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

proceed” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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