fore·front | \ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt \

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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That thought came to the forefront earlier this week when NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted that the league is ready to change the NBA's draft age limit back to 18. Roman Stubbs,, "At Nike Peach Jam, high school stars ready to see end of NBA's one-and-done era," 13 July 2018 The execution would have been the first to use fentanyl, which is at the forefront of the nation’s overdose crisis. Richard A. Oppel Jr.,, "Nevada execution is blocked after drug maker sues," 12 July 2018 Thai Navy SEALs Thailand’s Navy SEALs were among the first responders, and remained at the forefront of search and rescue from start to finish. Time, "Meet the Heroes Who Helped Keep 12 Boys Alive in a Flooded Thailand Cave," 11 July 2018 Jim Jordan’s Ohio State troubles are not the forefront of Garrett’s campaign As Jordan, the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus founder, remains in headlines, Garrett has been growing a national presence. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Meet the Democrat trying to unseat scandal-plagued Rep. Jim Jordan in his heavily Republican district," 11 July 2018 Thai Navy SEALs Thailand’s Navy SEALs were among the first responders, and remained at the forefront of search and rescue from start to finish., "These People Helped Keep Thai Soccer Team Alive in Flooded Cave," 11 July 2018 One of the forefront topics was the issue of Trump’s possible appointment to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement two weeks ago. Ruth Bruno,, "Sen. Chris Murphy Walks The State," 5 July 2018 Guests included Lauren Santo Domingo, Liv Tyler, and Chiara Ferragni, who were all present to celebrate the launch of the innovative beauty line with color and ultra-matte formulas at its forefront. Viola Bisiach, Vogue, "Proenza Schouler and Lancôme Celebrate the Launch of the Chroma Collection," 4 July 2018 But the hike in TV and movie production, along with state tax incentives for filming activity, has brought the concept to the city’s forefront. Deborah Sullivan Brennan,, "Could San Marcos become a center of film production for San Diego?," 30 June 2018

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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 \

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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to reject or criticize sharply

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