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Work in progress   /wərk ɪn prˈɑgrˌɛs/   Listen
Work in progress

noun
1.
A piece of work that is not yet finished.






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"Work in progress" Quotes from Famous Books



... method, naturally I often discussed with him some of the difficult problems of presentation. The posthumous sketches of work in progress, published since his death, show how he delighted in these problems, in their very difficulties, in their endless opportunities. As he often said to me, he could never read a novel that interested him without taking it mentally to pieces and rewriting it in ...
— A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... the heartiest religious devotion and sorrowing love. The old sculptor intended this work to have been his monument. The unfinished head of Nicodemus, who sustains the body of his dear Lord, is his own portrait, and, unfinished as it is, expresses the deepest devotion and sadness. Vasari saw this work in progress, and gives us a glimpse into the home-life of the aged worker, who was never content out of his workshop, and spent his sleepless nights working at this huge marble with a paper cap on his head, in which he stuck a lighted candle to see by. The solitary figure of the old man ...
— Michael Angelo Buonarroti • Charles Holroyd

... me. I remain permanently in front of the work in progress, continually removing lumps of earth filled with cells, spilling the liquid honey on the ground, eviscerating larvae and crushing the Bees busily occupied in their nests. All this devastation results merely in arousing a louder hum ...
— The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles • Jean Henri Fabre



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