at the vanguard

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Definition of at the vanguard

: in the position of the leaders of an action or movement in society, politics, art, etc. They are at the vanguard of a revolution in medical research.

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“At the vanguard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20vanguard. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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