marching

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marching the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind) "it was a long march","we heard the sound of marching"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Holding a hand of each, Mrs. March said, &c Holding a hand of each, Mrs. March said, &c
Hurrah for Miss March Hurrah for Miss March
Mrs. March would not leave Beth's side Mrs. March would not leave Beth's side
The call at Aunt March's The call at Aunt March's
The Romans march over the top of a hill The Romans march over the top of a hill
REVOLUTIONISTS MARCHING TO CAMBRIDGE REVOLUTIONISTS MARCHING TO CAMBRIDGE
soldier marching in garden soldier marching in garden
STANLEY ON THE MARCH STANLEY ON THE MARCH

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Frank Wathernam was the last prisoner to leave Alcatraz prison on March 21, 1963
    • Marching a. & n., fr. March v.
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Quotations

  • Kahlil Gibran
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    “March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.”
  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    “When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.”
  • John Louis O'Sullivan
    John Louis O'Sullivan
    “A torchlight procession marching down your throat.”
  • Robert Browning
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    “One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession, but carrying a banner.”
  • James Montgomery
    James Montgomery
    “Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.”

Idioms

Mad as a March hare - Someone who is excitable and unpredictable is as mad as a March hare.
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March to the beat of your own drum - If people march to the beat of their own drum, they do things the way they want without taking other people into consideration.
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Steal a march - This expression indicates the stealthiness of a person over another to gain advantage of the situation. For instance, if two persons are offered some jobs which are vacant, they resolve to go together next day at an agreed time, but one of them, without telling the other, goes earlier than the other and secures the better of the two jobs, he is said to steal a march on the other person.
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Usage

In literature:

From here he made that wonderful march of 1906 to 87 deg.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
The landlady had a telephone, and presently I got the message which Captain March had told me to expect.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
He then marched his men back into the Plaza.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
A party of the soldiers marched first.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
In the month of March, 1853, we moved into our own home on San Joaquin street, and most of our large family went with us.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
Being at a halt, or in march in quick time, to march in double time: 1.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
At last Titus Tatius, the king of Cures, the most powerful of the Sabine states, marched against Rome.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Never was there a more brilliant assembly than that at the palace, the evening before the troops marched.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
In the following March Karaveloff for the third time became prime minister.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
At last, having agreed to slay him, they marched against him with an army.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

"Yonder sun that fierce and fiery-hearted
Marches down the sky to vanish soon,
At the self-same hour in Srahmandazi
Rises pallid like the rainy moon.
"Srahmandazi" by Sir Henry Newbolt
It is meant for the long green meadows,
The streams that ripple by,
For the clouds that uprear their banners
In the pomp of their march through the sky.
"The Lark's Song" by Alexander Anderson
But between the gusts of their music
And the pomp and march of their words
There comes from the depth of the woodland
The chirp and the twitter of birds.
"The Voices Of Singers" by Alexander Anderson
Subadar Prag Tewarri,
Jemadar Hira Lal,
Took command of the party,
Twenty rifles in all,
Marched them down to the river
As the day was beginning to fall.
"The Grave of the Hundred Heads" by Rudyard Kipling
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.
"Suicide In The Trenches" by Siegfried Sassoon
In their distress, to God they cried
God was their Savior and their Guide;
He led their march far wand'ring round,
'Twas the right path to Canaan's ground.
"Psalm 107 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Barretts March Catalogue Includes 53 Thoroughbred Corp. Barretts has catalogued 175 horses for the regular portion of its March sale of 2-year-olds in training in Southern California.
Protestors participate in a 'March For America' demonstration calling for immigration reform near the Washington Monument March 21, 2010 in Washington, DC.
On March 01, 2009 at 6:02 AM, updated March 03, 2009 at 10:33 AM.
Travels in Geology March 2007 posted March 20, 2007.
Each year when March 15 rolls around, many of us grope mentally backward to 9th-grade English class and do our best to remember who exactly who it was that warned Julius Caesar to "Beware the ides of March" and why.
The jobs report released earlier this month revealed that the unemployment rate had fallen a full percentage point since a year earlier, from 10.2 percent in March 2010 to 9.2 percent in March 2011 (seasonally unadjusted).
It's official, March 2012 goes down as the warmest March on record (records are from the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport from 1950-present).
Marché finally opened on March 17, and I've now eaten there three times — two dinners and one lunch.
Meadowlark Elementary School hosted March Madness Family Night on Thursday, March 29.
Similar to last March, this March has quickly transitioned from winter to spring-like conditions.
BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) Friday March 30 2012 2:42 PM MT— Online donations are being sought to help cover living expenses for 718 Cyclery mechanic Krys Blakemore, who was hit by a car while riding her bike March 15.
The anniversary year will run from March 3 l, 2002, to March 5, 2003, under the theme of "Lift High the Cross".
Today's Calls: March Madness vs March Chalk, Tennessee Lady Vols vs Oblivion, Your Bracket vs Barack Obama's Bracket, Team USA vs Japan, Rockets vs Spurs, NFL draft in April vs NFL draft in February and More.
3:18 pm Thursday, March 30, 2006 Posted: 11:18 am Thursday, March 30, 2006.
Get your fill of marching bands when more than 50 bands perform in competition as they march down Pleasanton's Main Street.
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In science:

Brient, Improving the jet reconstruction with the particle flow meth od: An introduction, in the Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Calorimetry in High-Energy Physics (Calor 2004), Perugia, Italy, March 2004.
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
This event was associated with the Baltimore water taxi accident that occurred during the afternoon of 6 March 2004.
A New Graphical Microburst Guidance Product
RUC derived temperature lapse rate and vertical humidity difference (dRH, top), and precipitable water (PW, bottom) at 2000 UTC 6 March 2004 with overlying NEXRAD radar reflectivity .
A New Graphical Microburst Guidance Product
Roynette, Marches al´eatoires sur les groupes de Lie, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 624, Springer Verlag (1977).
Dynamic Random Walks on Motion Groups
Since the proof of Theorem 1.4 will be a long march.
Branching structure for an (L-1) random walk in random environment and its applications
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