• I proceeded to disembark, a-follered by the forms of my Josiah and Miss Plank
    I proceeded to disembark, a-follered by the forms of my Josiah and Miss Plank
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proceeding (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
    • Proceeding The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction; progress or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding. "The proceedings of the high commission."
    • Proceeding (Law) The course of procedure in the prosecution of an action at law.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All the proceeds earned from James M. Barrie's book "Peter Pan" were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Sick Children in London.
    • n proceeding A going forward; a procession; the act of one who proceeds; especially, a measure or step taken; a doing; a transaction: as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious proceeding; a violent proceeding. In the plural the term is specifically applied to suits and judicial actions of all kinds involving rights of persons or of property, as well as to the course of steps or measures in the prosecution of actions at law: as, to institute proceedings against a person.
    • n proceeding Advancement.
    • n proceeding plural A record or account of the transactions of a society: as, the Proceedings of the American Philological Association. The proceedings of this and other societies differ from the transactions, in that the proceedings are the record of all the business done, with mere abstracts of the papers read, while the transactions consist of the papers themselves.
    • n proceeding Synonyms Procedure, Operation, etc. (see process), measure, performance, step.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
    • Proceeding a going forward: progress: step: operation: transaction: :
    • Proceeding (pl.) a record of the transactions of a society
    • Proceeding (Shak.) advancement
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  • D'Alembert
    “The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.”
  • Thomas Dunn English
    Thomas Dunn English
    “Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.”
  • Warren Buffett
    “We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. procéder—L. procedĕrepro, before, cedĕre, cessum, to go.


In literature:

This proceeding was wholly unexpected.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Again apologizing for calling at what seemed a late hour, the stranger proceeded.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
The council were then to proceed to the choice of a president, who was to have two votes.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
This request, however, was refused, and so I had to proceed without them.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
Undoing the bundle with which he had entered the house, he proceeded to dress in the second-hand garments.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
On the 11th the geese and ducks had left the vicinity of Fort Enterprise, and proceeded to the northward.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
The resentment of the peers being thus allayed, they proceeded to take his majesty's speech into consideration.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
If one of them happened to tread upon an insect when setting out on a journey, he would proceed no further.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Gilgamesh and Eabani together proceed to the contest with the bull, as they formerly proceeded against Khumbaba.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
It is essential to my purpose to compare and contrast the proceedings of these two governments in relation to religious liberty and loyalty.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson

In poetry:

From what could vanity proceed
In such a little lisping lad?
Or was it vanity indeed?
Or was he only very glad?
"The Two Bees" by Charles Lamb
Proceeded on with no less art —
My tongue was engineer;
I thought to undermine the heart
By whispering in the ear.
"The Siege" by John Suckling
What dire calamities await
(Proceeding from sly foes)
The man who never shew'd his hate
When dress'd in his new clothes.
"The Spotted Coat" by William Hutton
Of kitchen slops and, stomaching no constraint,
Proceeded to swill
The seven troughed seas and every earthquaking
"Sow" by Sylvia Plath
No stranger may proceed therein,
No lover of the world and sin;
No lion, no devouring care,
No ravenous tiger shall be there.
"Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone," by John Cennick
Hear, my great ones, why I called ye,
Hear and help me ye who can,
Hear and tell me how I further
Shall proceed in making man.
"The Creation Of Man" by Morris Rosenfeld

In news:

Proceeds from 2011 dog calendar to benefit breast cancer research.
All proceeds will go directly to helping Kiwanis local youth programs.
Proceedings for a wrongful death lawsuit in the murder of an Atchison County woman will stay in that county.
CHAPS Academy Announces 8th Annual Fall Frolic & Family Fun Day Proceeds Will Benefit Children and Families Receiving CHAPS ' Services.
Proceeds benefit El Kilombo community center 4020 Lounge at the Fish House, 4020 Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham.
Mike Greenlar / The Post-Standard, 2010 Runners proceed down Onondaga Lake Parkway during the Chase Corporate Challenge on June 22, 2010.
The proceeds will benefit the club's trip to France next spring.
The same words were shouted in a Montana courtroom Nov 19, but the proceedings were very real.
Today in America, one in four Latino voters knows someone in deportation proceedings.
The dig will proceed if tests show clams are safe to eat.
Shoppers Drug Mart, class-action lawsuit, associate-owners, drug store, pharmacy, class proceeding, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Pharmaprix.
All proceeds from the event go towards benefiting the Habitat for Humanity.
Ferry shop donating Sept 22 proceeds to March of Dimes.
Housekeeper 's Suit Against DSK Can Proceed to Trial.
Proceeds benefit Moose Haven Chld Home & People to People.

In science:

Artuso, The BTeV pixel detector system , In these proceedings.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Proceeding in analogy to the Hopf algebra case , this should not present any serious difficulty.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
We now proceed to derive the surface contribution to the Hamiltonian, Hsurf .
Cross-over between first-order and critical wetting at the liquid-vapour interface of n-alkane/methanol mixtures: tricritical wetting and critical prewetting
In section 4 we will use these relations to rederive the classical Wishart case, and then proceed to analyze the new Anti-Wishart case.
Wishart and Anti-Wishart random matrices
To proceed we have to use a similar decomposition 1Note that detΩ[i−1]i,i = detΩ[i] .
Wishart and Anti-Wishart random matrices