To come to the front

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To come to the front to attain prominence or leadership.
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Usage

In literature:

We come now to the central part of the eastern front.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
The man whom he had come to see was on the front porch and was glad of company.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
New conditions are arising and new interests are coming to the front.
"The Religion of Numa" by Jesse Benedict Carter
He is coming very much to the front as a political and philosophic writer.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
I knowed 'twuz dem an my mistis an my ma an ev'y body come out in the front yard to see 'em.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
So I went in the front room and told him to come on in there.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Look now at this Randolph Churchill that's come to the front.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
The rain was coming down in sheets when the taxi-cab slid up to the curb in front of the house that had been his home for thirty years.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
Soon after noon these began to throng the water front, eager to view the coming spectacle.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
I went from the front porch up to my room to take off my hat and see if Martha had come from a day with Mother Spurlock down in the Settlement.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
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In poetry:

And before I have done,
I will prick my name in
With the front of my steel,
And your lily-white skin
Shall be printed with me.
For I've come here to win!
"The Foreigner" by Amy Lowell
"Blair?" echoed Jack, and he turn'd to me,
"Yes! for the lamps made his number plain,
He has been to the tank for water, you see,
And come down on the wrong line in front of his train."
"Duncan Weir" by Alexander Anderson
"Great Cup?" I sez to 'im.
Shakin' the wrappin's out.
'E don't say nuthin'; but jist give a grunt.
"Great win?" I sez to 'im,
Smilin' incouragin'.
"Wonderful way that 'e come to the front."
"The Barber's Story" by C J Dennis
Trace back his lineage, and his sires,
Yeoman or noble, you shall find
Enrolled with men of Agincourt,
Heroes who shared great Harry's mind.
Down to us come the knightly Norman fires,
And front the Templars bore.
"On The Photograph Of A Corps Commander" by Herman Melville
Hot work; eh, Colonel, wasn't it? Ye mind that narrow front:
They called it the "Death-Angle"! Well, well, my lad, we won't
Fight that old battle over now: I only meant to say
I really can't engage to come upon the twelfth of May.
"The Old Major Explains" by Francis Bret Harte
"News from the front!" said one, "Awful news!" said the other,
"Of which, we are afraid, will put us to great bother,
For the black Zulus are coming, and for our blood doth thirst,"
"And the force is cut up to pieces!" shouted the first.
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

About 50,000 computer-controlled lights programmed to "dance to music" are on display in front of a Marshall County family's home and the man of the house invites everybody to come by and enjoy.
After using your answers to come up with a poll, 45% of you chose Halestorm as the best rock band fronted by a female.
The start time of the Mercer County High School's football game Friday night Aug 31 has been moved from 7 pm to 6:30 pm in an attempt to avoid a storm front coming into the area.
And it's even more important when it comes to making an announcement from in front of the steps of the Onondaga County Courthouse.
Every day Cubby waits for Don to come home so they can sit on the front porch together.
The ongoing quest to keep St Mark's Bookshop alive and kicking in Greenwich Village is opening a new front that comes to you.
Had the young-lady driver been able to decipher the words coming from my lips, she might have rammed her blue Buick into my front bumper.
What has this country come to that on one of the greatest events in American history, Dec 7, this newspaper does not mention on the front page, what happened 71 years ago in 1941.
Faced with US election results coming well after printing deadlines, Belgian newspapers hedged their bets and found novel ways to get the winner on their front pages.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Faced with US election results coming well after printing deadlines, Belgian newspapers hedged their bets and found novel ways to get the winner on their front pages.
The decision could come down to whether the judges believe the front-yard grave constitutes a family plot that requires no approval or a cemetery, which would.
When Archie L Holmes Jr teaches introductory engineering classes at the University of Virginia, he asks his students to come up with problems for him to solve in front of them.
Redshirt senior Arantxa King understands the opportunity in front of her as her collegiate track and field career comes to a close.
Eric on how The New Republic's back of the book comes close to redeeming the magazine from the front.
This morning, hunt for the front row to see Eddie Money at Montana Fair August, 14th with KBear….photo clues coming soon.
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In science:

Further indication of the orientation of the shock front comes from CO (J = 3 − 2) observations by Frail & Mitchell (1998) which show a ridge of shocked CO emission parallel to the line of masers.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
IF Pre amplifier The signals coming from the front-end block (located at the feed point) enter the IF unit of the receiver directly to the IF preamplifier and filter module.
Design of an IF section for C band polarimetry
The electrical signal coming from the MAPM is then processed by ASIC and FPGA at the front-end electronics, and collected by the POLAR central computer which is responsible for data storage and transport to ground.
A method to localize gamma-ray bursts using POLAR
So even though they come from the same journal the Price Index of JASIST-iM articles is 45, while that of JASIST-O articles is 38. In general, we take this to mean that the research front in iMetrics moves faster than in the general IS.
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
Almost two decades later, the situation is unchanged, at least when it comes to the research front of SCI – its Price Index is 43, same as found in Wouters & Leydesdorff (1994).
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
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