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- n. One who makes or supports progress; a progressionist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes, or holds to, progress; a progressionist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who holds to a belief in progress; a progressionist.
- n. Specifically [capitalized] — In mod. Span. hist., a member of a political party holding advanced liberal views. The Progressists and Moderados were the two parties into which the Christinos (adherents of the queen regent Christina) separated about 1835.
- n. A member of a liberal political party in Germany (Fortschrittspartei). formed in 1861. From it was formed, a few years later, the National Liberal party. The remnant in 1884 united with the Liberal Union to form the German Liberal party (Deutsch-Freisin-nige).
This is true darwinism, and the source of the many progressist notions that darwin repeatedly came up with.
Darwin just slapped a progressist notion of natural selection onto it to explain the “perfection of adaptation” problem, diectky inspired in the theories of the economists that fathered capitalism.
In the parish of Briarfield, with which we have at present to do, Hollow's Mill was the place held most abominable; Gérard Moore, in his double character of semi - foreigner and thorough going progressist, the man most abominated.
Therefore Professor Sheehan is certainly right when he brings them together with "Germany," and he may even be right when he calls them "reactionary" as every "normal progressist" would do to whom the idea is unfamiliar that cognate religions could be imbued with reciprocal enmity as long as their self-confidence is strong enough — Abraham a Sancta Clara may serve as an example.
This picture fits too well into the prejudices of a "normal progressist" as to be adequate.
But while Mallock saw the reactionary and pessimistic side of his Oxford teacher, there was a progressist and optimistic side which does not appear in his “Mr. Herbert.”
'Malet wrote from Cairo to Paris, telling me that he still had confidence in the moderation of the progressist party represented by
But while Mallock saw the reactionary and pessimistic side of his Oxford teacher, there was a progressist and optimistic side which does not appear in his "Mr. Herbert."
A small number of zealous reformers wished to regard this as a promise of a national assembly, but the great majority of the progressist leaders interpreted it merely as a guarantee against the undue preponderance of any one clan.
Already, too, the strain of constructive statesmanship had developed friction among the progressist leaders who had easily marched abreast for destructive purposes.