• WordNet 3.6
    • n forefront the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field "the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England","the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"
    • n forefront the part in the front or nearest the viewer "he was in the forefront","he was at the head of the column"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Forefront Foremost part or place. "Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle.""Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, standing in the forefront for all time, the masters of those who know."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forefront The foremost part or place: as; the forefront of a building, or of a, battle.
    • n forefront The forehead.
    • forefront To build or add a forefront to.
    • forefront In front.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forefront fōr′frunt the front or foremost part.
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In literature:

No nobler figure ever stood in the forefront of a nation's life.
"History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
At this time Education was in the forefront as a subject of interest.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
So she stood at last in the very forefront of her people, quite unconscious that other eyes were watching her.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Chadwick and J.R. Creagh were both in the forefront of the advance, and Chadwick signalled back its hopelessness.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
The Sons of Liberty usually appeared hereafter at the forefront of any anti-British agitation in the colonies.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
It is the figures in the forefront of his pictures that arrest our eye.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
It is the figures in the forefront of his pictures that arrest our eye.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
Somewhere, far from the forefront of his mind, he was feeling surprise and disappointment.
"The Barbarians" by John Sentry
But the first cause of all this commotion remained in the forefront of the assemblage, angry and defiant.
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
Then for a while he stands to the forefront in the bitter persecution of the new and hated sect of the Nazarene.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler

In poetry:

Christmas Eve in the school-house! A scene of glitter and glee;
The children eager and joyful; parents and neighbours too;
Right in the forefront, Millie, close to the Christmas Tree.
While Billie, her brother, recited "The Shooting of Dan McGrew."
"The Ballad Of The Leather Medal" by Robert W Service

In news:

Economy at Forefront in Presidential Debate.
Practice brought to forefront .
Bringing Storefronts to the Forefront .
EcoVillage brings sustainability to the forefront of Floyd County.
Social Security at forefront in Walorski-Mullen race.
Taylor Strickland's absence from King Arena allowed another player to step to the forefront Tuesday night.
When the Cowboys front office gathers together on Monday at Valley Ranch and tries to salvage something of this season roster moves will be at the forefront of the discussions.
After more than a decade of complaints, the New York Police Department's practice of stopping and frisking people on the streets has suddenly moved to the forefront as a combustible political issue.
The pick of Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Mitt Romney's running mate has brought the issue of Medicare reform to the forefront of the race, and both parties claim to relish the fight.
Following a trend set in the 2010 midterm elections, some fresh, young and inexperienced candidates came to the forefront in Florida's primary election Tuesday.
Gould 's humble nature came to the forefront Wednesday afternoon.
A Gloucester resident aims to bring a discussion about a second York River bridge to the forefront.
Craving luxury but unwilling to sacrifice sustainability INDIGENOUS is at the forefront of organic clothing design.
But that movement could be interpreted as reassuring rather than alarming, the experts said, if the intention is to keep the weapons from extremists in the anti-Assad movement who are at the forefront of recent rebel advances.
The incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II was recently brought to the forefront locally with the examination of the flower-growing community in Richmond and El Cerrito.

In science:

Much less is known about A(θ), but again the J¨ulich group is at the forefront of these investigations .
Using the Wigner-Ibach Surmise to Analyze Terrace-Width Distributions: History, User's Guide, and Advances
Let me now try to cover some of the essentials of presentations at this meeting, all on items at the forefront of particle astrophysics.
Summary Talk: Challenges in Particle Astrophysics
Another important trend is that transport properties of QGP and non-equilibrium dynamics came to the forefront: and for those the Euclidean approaches (lattice, instantons) we used before is much less suited than for thermodynamics.
Quark-Gluon Plasma - New Frontiers
Even though its existence was predicted a few decades ago, and its discovery was made more than a decade ago, the top quark still plays a ma jor role in the forefront of the experimental and theoretical challenges of high energy physics.
Top Quark Physics at the LHC
This new geometrical standpoint sheds light on some foundational issues of QFT and brings to the forefront non-perturbative core aspects of field theory.
Phase Transitions and Moduli Space Topology