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  • v. To leave somewhere for another place.
  • v. To start dealing with something else.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense


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  • If that topic of conversation holds no interest for Miss Stacey, we shall move on to another.


  • He was desperate to move on to India, but he could not leave his northeastern frontier unsettled with a clever enemy like Spitamenes ranging through the province at will.

    Alexander the Great

  • On Wednesday the couple move on to meet victims of recent flooding in the Slave Lake area and rescue and emergency services there, but for most of the coming two days they are spending private time out of the public and media spotlight before re-emerging to attend tha annual Calgary rodeo and stampede on Friday and heading south to Los Angeles to mingle in the celebrity culture of Hollywood over the weekend.

    William and Kate presented with diamonds in Yellowknife

  • So after a brief postnightclub experience, while the man is likely to scratch a notch in his bedpost and move on without a second thought, the woman may well be left wondering what their encounter meant or where it will go from here.

    What Men Say, What Women Hear

  • He said there was enough firepower contained in that building to overrun the simple Lowsee, destroy their tribe, and move on to any other enemy the army decided to victimize next.

    Raven Rise

  • Her near-death experience on Teneb had been a wake-up call for her to move on with her life, but there were days when she still felt like she was walking through mud.

    Creative Couplings

  • My thoughts on whether you should make the first move on SeƱor Lipless?

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • It was time to move on to the next lead, to find Harry Shaughnessy, or the Cambodian fisherman from the river.


  • And then Bo Cleevil would move on to Earth and ruin the beautiful things there, too.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • Still, we were able to move on once the Tower Board had removed the cloud from over the White House and agreed, as did the congressional investigating committees, with what I had been saying from the beginning: that I had had no knowledge of any diversion of monies to the Contras.

    An American Life


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