as in pioneer
the innovators of new concepts, styles, and techniques especially in the arts a style of jazz that the vanguard quickly recognized as new and exciting

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as in forefront
the leading or most important part of a movement talk radio is often regarded as being in the vanguard of the conservative movement

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“Vanguard.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vanguard. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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