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Word Example of - advent

    Example Sentences for advent

    Otherwise, there was little chance of many bids for the place, but his advent changed the outlook.

    But with the advent of the white man and the destruction of the game all this was changed.

    With the advent of better times it is often very difficult to enrol them once again in the ranks of industry.

    She had tried it a day or two after her advent and found it locked.

    He found himself regarding the advent of Doctor Sarson as possessing some secondary significance.

    On the 19th, reached Simsport; this was our second advent here.

    Before the advent of the trap-nest the "egg type" of hen was believed to be a positive indication of a good layer.

    I have watched this advent with astonishment, as though it were a phantom.

    Colonel Butler seated himself in his accustomed chair and awaited the advent of his grandson.

    The advent of a monster that took to pieces was not the sort of novelty they cared for.

Word Origin & History of - advent

    Word Origin & History

    advent "important arrival," 1742, an extended sense of Advent "season before Christmas" (O.E.), from L. adventus "arrival," from pp. stem of advenire "arrive, come to," from ad- "to" + venire "to come" (see venue). Applied in Church L. to the coming of the Savior, either the first or the anticipated second, hence Adventist, a name applied to millenarian sects, esp. the Millerites (U.S., 1843). In Eng., also sometimes extended to the Pentecost.

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