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Word: advent

Definition: arrival


Sentences Containing 'advent'

The labor involved in the care of numerous stoves is considerable, and hence the advent of a central heating stove, or furnace, was a great saving in strength and fuel.
At the advent of each individual into this life, may we not suppose that such a bar has risen to the surface somewhere?
The advent of Mrs. Gummidge with a basket, explained how the house had happened to be empty.
Now the advent of these outlandish strangers at such a critical instant as the lowering of the boats from the deck, this had not unreasonably awakened a sort of superstitious amazement in some of the ship's company; but Archy's fancied discovery having some time previous got abroad among them, though indeed not credited then, this had in some small measure prepared them for the event.

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