The third stage, the trial, makes a fundamental breach with the past.
The first stage is making the decision to opt.
The stage now beginning, he said, will focus on Internet activities that contribute to profitability and make better use of "knowledge workers."
It was an electrifying race, made more so as the runners approached the third stage.
Again it depends at what stage of manufacture one makes the comparison.
No stage makes sense, or is particularly useful, in isolation from the others.
At one stage over 4,000 men made a living from logging.
But a third stage would make it less accurate, American officials say.
The stage makes room for its competitors, the television set and the movie screen.
This new stage of Harold's life made for quicker development than any which had gone before.