for·​wards | \ ˈfȯr-wərdz How to pronounce forwards (audio) \

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for every step that her campaign takes forwards, it seems to take two backwards
Recent Examples on the Web Florida is opening camp with 56 players — 31 forwards, 19 defensemen and six goalies. Tim Reynolds, Sun Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 Flash-forwards to a press conference, in which local authorities discuss the bodies found alongside six cell phones, suggest things aren’t going to go that way. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Sep. 2022 No complaints With McAvoy out, put defenseman Hampus Lindholm down for thirty minutes a night, against anyone else’s top forwards. Matt Porter,, 12 Sep. 2022 Wagner guarding smaller players could open up bigger lineups for the Magic, who have several versatile and bigger forwards who could share the floor. Khobi Price, Orlando Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2022 None of the five are starter-quality small forwards. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 6 Sep. 2022 Even the rock bands that were booked seemed to want to go into the show ass-forwards; hello, Måneskin cheek skin. Chris Willman, Variety, 29 Aug. 2022 Two-time All-Star Emma Meesseman brings formidable defense on the block, and Stevens’ length and speed can overwhelm most forwards. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 28 Aug. 2022 Sticking to its walled garden is increasingly risky for the billion-plus iPhone users and the rest of the world, caught in an SMS v1 rabbit hole because Apple will not move forwards. Zak Doffman, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of forwards

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2022

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“Forwards.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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