advancement (n.) Old form(s): aduancement
preferment, elevation, progress
1H6 II.v.69[Mortimer to Richard] the Percys ... / Endeavoured my advancement to the throne
2H4 V.v.82[Falstaff to Shallow] Fear not your advancements [Q; F aduancement]
Ham III.ii.67[Hamlet to Horatio] what advancement may I hope from thee
KL II.iv.195.1[Cornwall to Lear, of disguised Kent] his own disorders / Deserved much less advancement [i.e. he was fortunate not to get a worse punishment]
WT IV.iv.829[Autolycus alone, of his new opportunity] who knows how that may turn back to my advancement?
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