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Before he could advance another step, the men ran away.
Troops are advancing on the village.
The technician advanced the film by a few frames.
Information technology has advanced dramatically since the 1960s.
His cancer had now advanced so far that it could not be treated.
They use the Internet as a tool to advance their research.
He will do anything to advance his career.
We are working to advance the cause of world peace.
She advanced the theory that children learn more from their friends than from their parents.
I asked the school to advance the funds for my trip.
The bank is refusing to advance him any money.
Stock market trading advanced slightly today.