march on

phrasal verb

marched on; marching on; marches on
: to come toward (a place) in order to attack it
Enemy troops were marching on the city.
: to go or continue onward
Time marches on.
Governments come and go, but civilization marches on.

Examples of march on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The future might not be as bright, shiny or bulletproof as it was cracked up to be, but science nevertheless marches on. Heard Editors, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2023 And in Beirut, Tunis and other Arab capitals, protesters have marched on U.S. diplomatic missions, sometimes burning American flags, to vent their fury at the staggering death toll in Gaza. Mohamad El Chamaa, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2023 Despite the risk of arrests, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which helped organize the last march in London, is charging ahead with another march on Saturday, Oct. 21. Astha Rajvanshi, TIME, 20 Oct. 2023 The youngest of those marching on Sunday is Isabelle Bovington, 8, who was almost 1 when her father, Leading Naval Nurse Thomas Bovington, died very suddenly of a genetic heart condition. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Early in 1941, the two men started organizing a march on Washington, to take place that July. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 As the decades marched on and Nintendo amassed hundreds of successful titles, from sports to party games, Mario’s popularity only grew—along with the company’s ambitions, especially those outside of the video game industry. WIRED, 20 Oct. 2023 Many at the march on Friday flew or displayed the black, white, green and red flag of Palestine adopted by the Palestinian Liberation Organization in 1964. Grant Lancaster, Arkansas Online, 15 Oct. 2023 Students, in turn, marched on Brand’s residence and burned him in effigy. Mike Kupper, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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“March on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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