What does the word advancement mean?

Usage examples for advancement

  1. " I have only to add that I shall be most happy to receive your young nephew, if you decide to send him to me, and will take personal pains to promote his advancement. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  2. And if my journey to London led to nothing else of advancement, it took me a hundred years in front of what I might else have been, by the most simple accident. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  3. The other clerks had accepted Claire's advancement without either protest or enthusiasm. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
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