put forward

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put forward put before "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
    • v put forward propose as a candidate for some honor
    • v put forward summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic "raise the specter of unemployment","he conjured wild birds in the air","call down the spirits from the mountain"
    • v put forward insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized "Women should assert themselves more!"
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “All men have fears, but the Brave put down their fears and go forward. Sometimes to Death, but always to Victory.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “No work of art ever puts forward views. Views belong to people who are not artists.”

Idioms

Put your best foot forward - If you ut your best foot forward, you try your best to do something.
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Usage

In literature:

It is needless to say they were put forward by Cervantes in all good faith and full confidence in their merits.
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. I, Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes
Sally ran forward among the Indians and put the food into their hands.
"Northern Lights, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
As Charley stooped to put wood in the fire, the tailor thrust a foot forward and pushed the piece of paper further under the table.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The soldiers came forward and put heavy chains and a ball upon the woman's ankles.
"Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
In anger she started forward to the window, then, realizing that she was in her nightgown, caught up her red dressing-gown and put it on.
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Suddenly Junia came forward and put her hands on Luzanne's shoulders.
"Carnac's Folly, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
For he could not believe in the excuse of ill-health put forward by her.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
He put one mammoth foot upon the sparks and, leaning forward, demanded instant attention.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I did not then, and I do not now, put forward any opinion on student duelling.
"Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories" by Henry Seton Merriman
As he collapsed forward she drew the weapon upward, putting the whole strength of her body into the effort, and actually ripped the man open.
"Hawthorne and His Circle" by Julian Hawthorne
Cadoudal rode forward a few paces, putting his finger to his lips, as if to request the man to speak low.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
But what convicts him most clearly, is the excuse which he put forward for not bringing the ships.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
And my hearers will be prepared to expect that the practical recommendations which are put forward are not less discordant.
"Science and Education" by Thomas H. Huxley
The nearest porthole, which was open, was but three feet long, and Jack, reaching forward, put one hand in it and continued his way.
"The Bravest of the Brave" by G. A. Henty
Nor does the chronicler dare to put forward Lucy Morris as a heroine.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
He felt in his waistcoat pocket, found a dime, put it back again, and bent forward and patted Master Abrahams on the head.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
She surveyed him blandly, and with infinite grace put forward one of the pudgy little hands in one of the dirty gloves.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
They were put forward with the idea that thus might the aristocratic rule of Rome be best maintained.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
His favor would put the boy well forward in his career.
"The Boy Life of Napoleon" by Eugenie Foa
It will be better if he just tells us what these documents are which are now put forward.
"The Great House" by Stanley J. Weyman
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In poetry:

As the sobbing chargers strain
Forward in the unsought fight,
When the distant thunder rolls
And the sun is put to flight.
"A Song Of Tourney" by Ethel Clifford
Shackled millions call on you:
"To yourselves and God be true:"
There 's a vast work yet to do!
Forward, brothers, put it through!
"The Doom Of Slavery" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Their pray'rs ne'er stopp'd whatever they began,
Nor put their undertaking to a stand;
But rather forwarded each happy plan,
And sanctify'd whate'er they took in hand.
"Advice To Pray Earnestly, And On All Occasions, Supposed To Be Address'd To His Own Son" by Rees Prichard
Then fear not I should e'er rebel,
My gentle love! I might as well
A forward peevishness put on,
And quarrel with the mid-day sun;
Or question who gave him a right
To be so fiery and so bright.
"An Attempt At The Manner Of Waller" by William Cowper
So forward! and charge them in front and rear,
And remember you are fighting for your Queen and country dear,
Therefore, charge them with your bayonets, left and right,
And we'll soon put this rebel horde to flight.
"The Rebel Surprise Near Tamai" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

We put the latest design-forward audio set up from B&O to the test.
Dogs put their best paw forward for Santa.
Forward Patrick Kane puts on his jersey after being selected by the Chicago Blackhawks as the No.
It looks like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are putting their best feet forward in their relationship.
Angelina Jolie put her best foot forward -- literally.
Advertisers put their best foot forward to try and wow the consumer.
Vallejo's reluctance to put herself forward was partly strategic — she was determined to give the impression that she might be the movement's spokeswoman but that she was merely one among many.
Company officials put forward the plan, which would create new divisions of property of much of its land, including Brown's Island and the majority of the plant.
Obama's re-election puts 'forward' to the test.
'Time for governing :' Obama's re-election puts 'forward' to the test.
Republican Sen Orrin Hatch of Utah on Saturday railed against White House proposals put forward earlier this week in the ongoing fiscal cliff debate.
Put Your Best Foot Forward In Julianne Hough 's New Shoe Line.
The ordinance will move forward a project to put the power cells on top of the Groves Road Fleet facility on Groves Road.
Associated Press As Clippers GM, Neil Olshey (right) quickly put together a roster for coach Vinny Del Negro to surround All-Star forward Blake Griffin.
Obama puts forward last-ditch health care plan.
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In science:

Drake, 1997) to stabilize the Petcheck reconnection layer has also been recently put forward.
Constraints on the Acceleration of Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays in Accretion-Induced Collapse Pulsars
Wormald and coworkers have put forward a set of criteria which is specially adapted to this application.
Structure of large random hypergraphs
They further put forward an expectation that opening a critical system does not affect the multifractal dimension of the wavefunction.
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
In this article we will follow another appraoch leading to quantum graphs puts forward in concerning the one dimensional dynamical systems.
Coassociative grammar, periodic orbits and quantum random walk over Z
In this section we put forward another Penrose limit of AdS5 × S 5 that instead gives two space-like isometries.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
Although the approach used by B95 has been the sub ject of various criticisms, Fontaine et al. (2003) have reviewed and rebutted all the arguments that have been put forward against the use of optical spectroscopy.
On the Purity of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip: Discovery of More Pulsating DA White Dwarfs on the Basis of Optical Spectroscopy
BA92 put forward two suggestions for the origin of the composite spectra.
Evidence for high accretion-rates in Weak-Line T Tauri stars?
Therefore, the following so-called Effective Non-vanishing Conjecture has been put forward formally by Yujiro Kawamata (cf. ).
On Effective Non-vanishing of Weil Divisors on Algebraic Surfaces
Agreed, Lewis puts forward his proposal as a “first approximation” to specifying V .
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
In the publication a new scaling idea was put forward for description of disordered samples of an arbitrary dimensionality.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
Wormald and co-workers have put forward a set of criteria which is specially adapted to this application.
Structure of large random hypergraphs
This point of view was put forward in in order to give a natural unified presentation of the many functional inequalities appearing in the field.
Concentration for independent random variables with heavy tails
To reach a robust conclusion, Nakar et al. (2004) put forward an approach to minimize the selection effect in z , i.e., to test the distribution for a given z.
Testing Gamma-Ray Burst Jet Structure with the Distribution of Gamma-Ray Energy Release
Many authors put forward diffusion as the implement that provides it.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Along the lines sketched above, Braunstein and Kimble put forward a teleportation protocol for optical one-mode field states.
Entanglement and Teleportation of Gaussian States of the Radiation Field
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