Why would anyone be opposed to progress?

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progress

[noun prog-res, -ruh s or, esp. British, proh-gres; verbpruh-gres]

noun

1.

a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage:

the progress of a student toward a degree.

2.

developmental activity in science, technology, etc., especially withreference to the commercial opportunities created thereby or to thepromotion of the material well-being of the public through the goods,techniques, or facilities created.

3.

advancement in general.

4.

growth or development; continuous improvement:

He shows progress in his muscular coordination.

5.

the development of an individual or society in a direction consideredmore beneficial than and superior to the previous level.

6.

Biology. increasing differentiation and perfection in the course ofontogeny or phylogeny.

7.

forward or onward movement:

the progress of the planets.

verb (used without object), progress

10.

to go forward or onward in space or time:

The wagon train progressed through the valley. As the playprogressed, the leading man grew more inaudible.

11.

to grow or develop, as in complexity, scope, or severity; advance:

Are you progressing in your piano studies? The disease progressedslowly.

Idioms

12.

in progress, going on; under way; being done; happening:

The meeting was already in progress.

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