trailblazing

adjective
trail·blaz·ing | \ˈtrāl-ˌblā-ziŋ \

Definition of trailblazing 

: making or pointing a new way trailblazing legislation

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The trailblazing women of the 90s were excoriated by a deeply sexist society. Allison Yarrow, Time, "How the ’90s Tricked Women Into Thinking They’d Gained Gender Equality," 13 June 2018 The closing gown was painted by Romero Britto as a tribute to the trailblazing Mexican artist. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda Descends on Mexico City—And Sophia Loren Comes Along for the Ride," 19 Apr. 2018 Twelve years later, Jett's trailblazing credentials are firmly entrenched. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Joan Jett added to lineup of local Warped Tour date," 13 July 2018 Beverly Jenkins, a trailblazing African-American romance novelist who began publishing historical romances with Avon in the 1990s, said that plenty of diverse romance was being written, but too little of it was being acquired by major houses. Alexandra Alter, New York Times, "The Changing Face of Romance Novels," 7 July 2018 Our new Innovation Emblem recognizes the trailblazing initiatives, companies and services that push boundaries and raise the bar to benefit you and your family. Good Housekeeping, "Unlocking Your Body’s Potential to Live Healthier, Longer," 12 June 2018 But respect and appreciation often come up when other drivers talk about her trailblazing career or impact on the sport. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "The smartest thing Danica Patrick did with her racing career, according to Joey Logano," 6 June 2018 This weekend, two trailblazing black newspapers were honored in New Orleans’ French Quarter with a new bronze plaque that heralds their achievements and their contributions to America’s black press and, by extension, black life. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Flipping the Narrative: Movement to Publicly Honor Black Journalists and Newspapers Grows," 18 June 2018 Our new Innovation Emblem recognizes the trailblazing initiatives, companies and services that push boundaries and raise the bar to benefit you and your family. Good Housekeeping, "Unlocking Your Body’s Potential to Live Healthier, Longer," 12 June 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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