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
Recent Examples on the Web Duffy said recent coverage of George Floyd's death and other events in recent months, have pushed racial equality to the forefront. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "Advertisers have Facebook's attention. Now here's what they want," 1 July 2020 The death of George Floyd has pushed Black Lives Matter to the forefront, inspiring protests that included some current players. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "NBA reportedly plans to paint "Black Lives Matter" on courts when season resumes," 30 June 2020 Florida, which avoided a sharp surge during the worst of the pandemic in March and April, has been at the forefront as cases rise across the American South and West. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "Calls grow for Disney World to delay reopening as coronavirus cases spike," 25 June 2020 Landlords and tenants at the forefront are rethinking every detail. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "Coming out of a crisis, the boldest companies win," 25 June 2020 Amid widespread protests following the viral death of George Floyd, names of other Black men and women who died at the hands of the police are being called to the forefront. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Renewed Interest In Police-Involved Death Of 23-Year-Old Elijah McClain," 24 June 2020 But even that doesn’t undermine the larger goal of keeping Taylor’s name and the calls for justice at the forefront. NBC News, "Twitter memeified justice for Breonna Taylor. But can a joke make change?," 19 June 2020 There are Black women in the wellness space, but it's been co-opted by white women who are at the forefront. Kathleen Newman-bremang,, "The Urgent Need For A Wellness Industry Designed For & By Black Women," 17 June 2020 And as people across the United States have taken to the streets to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death May 25, Faloughi has been heartened to see college athletes at the forefront. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "We asked every Michigan college if they'd allow athletes to protest. Not all said yes," 14 June 2020

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First Known Use of forefront

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Forefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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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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