the vanguard


: the soldiers, ships, etc., that are at the front of a fighting force that is moving forward

Examples of the vanguard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The virtual hosts could be the vanguard of a rapidly changing restaurant industry, as small-business owners seek relief from rising commercial rents and high inflation. Stefanos Chen, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2024 The implication is that what the vanguard struggled to achieve by fiat was going to happen anyway. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 Youth in Crisis: Maine hoped to be in the vanguard of a movement to transform how governments deal with teenagers who break the law. Callie Ferguson Ashley L. Conti, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 The very same board that has been on the vanguard of school choice, approving over 40 charter schools in the last 10 years. Stefan Bean, Orange County Register, 12 Feb. 2024 The country was in the vanguard of the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century, establishing dominant positions in electrical components manufacturing and chemical production. Jim Vinoski, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The startup, which is known for its Kimi chatbot, is the vanguard of Chinese tech companies working on generative AI models. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 27 Feb. 2024 Others running the caucus have been on the vanguard of those pushing unfounded election fraud allegations in the state. Anjeanette Damon, ProPublica, 5 Feb. 2024 Myanmar’s army views itself as the vanguard of Burman-Buddhist nationalism. Avinash Paliwal, Foreign Affairs, 24 Jan. 2024

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“The vanguard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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