from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. in the condition of advance, accomplishment, transaction, or the like; begun, and not completed.


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  • He found that Lady Lacklander seemed about as agitated as a Buddha and that George was in process of becoming startled.

    Scales of Justice

  • Progressivism seemed to be slowly in process of suffocation by the Big Interests which it had come into being to protest against, to curb, and to control.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • The town was in process of growing and consequently look­ed something like a child's box of bricks tipped haphazard­ly over the ground.

    Behold the Stars

  • Nor was there immediate danger to his front from an expedition in process of organization around Grafton on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, about 120 miles west of Harper's Ferry.


  • Close beside these a third pillar was lately in process of erection, to the memory of the good King P'hra-Phen-den Klang, father of his late Majesty, Somdetch P'hra-Paramendr Maha Mongkut.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • Across the alley was a cottage which a thrifty neighbour had built on the rear line of his lot and rented to negroes; and the fact that a negro family was now in process of "moving in" was manifested by the presence of a thin mule and a ramshackle wagon, the latter laden with the semblance of a stove and a few other unpretentious household articles.


  • One school is a manure-heap in process of fermentation, and one of the local authorities has said that in this way the children are warmer in winter.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • We're in process of assembling fresh car­riers with materials transited out to the carriers already there and they will then deflect to a fresh star system.

    Behold the Stars

  • In this scroll the insect dozes until in process of time it is transformed, and emerges a bright but short-lived butterfly.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • A dancing floor had been laid upon a platform in the yard, when Mrs. Schofield and her son arrived at their own abode; and a white and scarlet striped canopy was in process of erection overhead, to shelter the dancers from the sun.



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