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

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Examples of forwards in a Sentence

for every step that her campaign takes forwards, it seems to take two backwards
Recent Examples on the Web After the climactic, polished opening mission completes, the beta fast forwards later in the game's plot. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Avengers video game beta impressions: Destiny, this ain’t," 5 Aug. 2020 Canucks forwards were responsible for only 11 shots, while their defense had 17. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Wild can push Canucks to brink of elimination in Game 2; Game 3 set for 1:30 p.m. start," 4 Aug. 2020 The Stars have 17 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders on their 31-man roster. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Everything you need to know about the Stars and the NHL’s return to play," 30 July 2020 Three forwards, Elena Delle Donne, Tina Charles and LaToya Sanders, are skipping the season because of health concerns related to injuries and the virus. Washington Post, "Mystics, Wizards look to bench players for a shot at the playoffs," 30 July 2020 One of Alabama’s top forwards from last season is set to leave the program. Matt Zenitz |, al, "Alabama basketball forward enters transfer portal," 9 July 2020 Instead, Yzerman is likely to choose from top forwards including Marco Rossi, Cole Perfetti, Lucas Raymond and Alexander Holtz, and defenseman Jamie Drysdale. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings mailbag: Anger, annoyance and despair after sour NHL draft lottery," 2 July 2020 So what was going on with those black and white flash forwards? Leah Marilla Thomas,, "Artemis Fowl’s Ending Doesn’t Exactly Call For A Sequel — But It Doesn’t Write It Off Either," 15 June 2020 Croshere valued the chance to play behind experienced forwards. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "20 years later, Pacers reflect on only NBA Finals trip: 'You always wonder what could’ve been.'," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of forwards

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2020

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“Forwards.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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