Society passes through well-defined stages in the course of its development.
The project has passed through several stages of evolution, and is currently in its sixth version.
They become planktonic and pass through several developmental stages over the course of about twenty five days.
Different judges would handle a single case as it passed through various stages.
This passed through preliminary stages and was debated during the period prior to the date of the election.
The gardens have passed through several stages of enlargement and restructuring work.
A ship will pass through several stages during its career.
Moreover, social relations of this new type have themselves passed through significant stages.
Marx regarded history as having passed through several stages.
In the recent years and nowadays the company passed through different stages of its development.