onward motion

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Noun1.onward motion - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)onward motion - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
push - an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
career, life history - the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
march - a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
clear sailing, easy going, plain sailing - easy unobstructed progress; "after we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"
leapfrog - advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors; "the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"
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The poem's right-hand alignment emphasizes the progressive, onward motion of the definition process, but this conclusion does seem final, and its relatively extended metaphor revises the playful offerings that precede it.
Though the camera does not stop, the viewer cannot help but try and hold back, at those moments, from its onward motion and peer through to catch some glimpse of the mysterious other side that, in fact, looks equally bleak.
The essay on Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat by Alistair Stead is one of the weaker links in the collection: impenetrable due to its heavy use of critical jargon, it does not facilitate so much as stall the onward motion. Lynette Hunter's contribution on Romeo and Juliet, noted earlier, requires that the reader have intimate knowledge of the textual differences between Quartos Three and Four.