In this gradual way every practical advantage on the part of the patricians was taken away.
A gradual refrigeration proceeded through the Pliocene period.
Its polity has been of gradual growth, and still retains some features peculiar to itself.
All these processes are regarded as a series of manifestations of a vital principle in higher and higher forms. Oken, again, who carries Schelling's ideas into the region of biological science, seeks to reconstruct the gradual evolution of the material world out of original matter, which is the first immediate appearance of God, or the absolute.
Yet while thus placing himself at a point of view opposed to that of a gradual evolution of the organic world, Locke prepared the way for this doctrine in more ways than one.