fore·​front | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce forefront (audio) \

Definition of forefront

: the foremost part or place

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Examples of forefront in a Sentence

a politician who was in the forefront of women's rights

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The close calls remained at the forefront of Bowman’s mind heading into Chicagoland. Nick Kelly,, "Alex Bowman heads to New Hampshire with victory in hand and renewed confidence," 14 July 2019 So issues important to Latino voters are at the forefront of the presidential conversation this week – and Morales took the uncommon step of chiming in. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Police Chief Alfonso Morales says undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin should have driver's licenses," 11 July 2019 As the global narrative surrounding women's sport has undergone overdue reform, netball has found itself at a quiet forefront. Nick Friend, CNN, "Tracey Neville: 'I'd like us to get to the point where it's called sport and not women's sport,' says netball coach," 10 July 2019 The National Rally came to the forefront of French politics with its win in the European Parliament elections in May. The party bettered President Emmanuel Macron’s centrists and hopes to maintain momentum ahead of municipal elections next year. Washington Post, "Rising French far-right star resurfaces and flirts with fire," 8 July 2019 Because it’s forefront of mind, but it’s not talked about. Andy Mccullough,, "Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would like a White House invitation to decline," 8 July 2019 In the fashion and beauty industries diversity is often talked about regarding skin color but age is a conversation that is slowly coming to the forefront thanks to models like Johnson. Essence, "67-Year-Old Model JoAni Johnson Shares How She Stays Timeless," 27 June 2019 In addition to both celebrities and women across the country embracing their leg and armpit hair, this movement has, ironically enough, been pushed to the forefront by an indie razor brand, Billie. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Billie’s New Campaign Is the First Razor Ad to Actually Show Pubic Hair," 26 June 2019 In the third episode of the show's final season, that threat finally came to the forefront as the Night King led his army into battle against the living at Winterfell. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Hint That the White Walkers Could Still Be a Threat," 4 May 2019

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First Known Use of forefront

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of forefront

: the most important part or position


fore·​front | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce forefront (audio) \

Kids Definition of forefront

: the most important part or position The hospital is at the forefront of research in this area.

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