forth·​com·​ing | \ fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce forthcoming (audio) , ˈfȯrth- \

Definition of forthcoming

1 : being about to appear or to be produced or made available the forthcoming holidays your forthcoming novel funds are forthcoming
2a : responsive, outgoing a forthcoming and courteous man
b : characterized by openness, candidness, and forthrightness (see forthright entry 1 sense 1) not forthcoming about his memories of medical school— Mark Kramer

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Examples of forthcoming in a Sentence

He was more forthcoming about his past than they expected. She has been less than forthcoming about her involvement in the scandal.
Recent Examples on the Web The family also asked for privacy and promised details on services would be forthcoming. Julia Musto, Fox News, "Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dead at 90," 29 Apr. 2021 At the time, DeWine had said that information would be forthcoming on mass vaccination clinics, such as one downtown Cleveland at the Wolstein Center, that had planned to use J&J vaccinations. cleveland, "After clearing the J&J vaccine restart, Gov. Mike DeWine to give a coronavirus update: Watch live," 27 Apr. 2021 More information will be forthcoming as the date gets closer., "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 23 Apr. 2021 In the past year, Lenti has embarked on collaborations with the American architects David Rockwell and Rene Gonzalez; a third endeavor, with architect Bryan Young, is forthcoming. Melissa Feldman And Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, "These 12 Family-Run Companies Are the Beating Heart of Italian Design," 22 Apr. 2021 Without reliable answers to these questions, which have not been forthcoming, the actual impact from effective ESG criteria on investment returns is still unknown. Wayne Winegarden, National Review, "Are ESG Funds Really a Good Long-Term Investment?," 16 Apr. 2021 That forgiveness is not forthcoming, because Tonya wasn’t offended by his inaction in the least. Ismail Muhammad, The New Yorker, "The Vital Wisdom of Wesley Brown’s “Tragic Magic”," 15 Apr. 2021 But while the hoped for reset in relations has not been forthcoming, commentators on both sides have held out climate policy as an area where there is still room for engagement and joint leadership. James Griffiths, CNN, "John Kerry's Shanghai visit tests whether US and China can cooperate and disagree at the same time," 15 Apr. 2021 Investigations, undoubtedly, are forthcoming, and blame will surely be passed around to all concerned parties. Brendan Crowley, Popular Mechanics, "Here’s the Minute-by-Minute Breakdown of the Ever Given’s Crash," 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of forthcoming

circa 1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for forthcoming

obsolete forthcome to come forth

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The first known use of forthcoming was circa 1532

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3 May 2021

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“Forthcoming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of forthcoming

: appearing, happening, or arriving soon
: readily available
: honest and open


forth·​com·​ing | \ fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce forthcoming (audio) \

Kids Definition of forthcoming

1 : being about to appear the forthcoming holiday
2 : ready or available when needed Supplies will be forthcoming.

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