forefront forefront  /ˈfɔrf ˌrənt/


  1. (n) the part in the front or nearest the viewer
  2. (n) the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field



  1. For better or worse, Jackson brings race to the forefront of the campaign There is the Jesse Jackson that blacks revere.
  2. In all his roles, Combs, known these days as Diddy, has been on the forefront of pushing hip-hop culture into the mainstream.
  3. Masiyiwa, 41, is at the forefront of this transformation, and has become a role model for other young African executives.


  1. Daughter defends mayor’s integrity

    Recent events have brought a few questions to the forefront of my mind as it relates to the role of the media. First is it the media’s responsibility to report facts to the public to keep them informed or does a pass come with the job to not only report news, but also to shape public opinion based on influence? Second at what point is it considered to be going too far to delve into the personal ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Taliban talks offer hope for family of only American POW in Afghanistan

    Bowe Bergdahl, the only American POW in Afghanistan, has doubtless been at the forefront of his parents' minds, if not atop the national conscience.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Obamacare moves to forefront in immigration debate

    Obamacare moves to forefront in immigration debate by Matt Canham The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 19, 2013 08:10AM MDT Washington • Utah senators are mixing the toxic politics of Obamacare with immigration reform, but with far different aims. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has tried to ward off Republican support for the Senate immigration bill by comparing it to the Affordable Care Act, saying both ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "Everyone from the White House on down knows how I feel about what we have done here in the state of West Virginia, and about the energy we produce," Manchin said. "I believe I can bring a lot of that debate to the forefront."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joe Manchin Source: The Associated Press

  2. "With all the staff, the players, the board and Roman, I think we have really built a club, in a relatively short space of time, that can be in the forefront of European football for many years to come," Kenyon added. "That is a major...
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Peter Kenyon Source: Bloomberg

  3. Business Minister Mark Prisk said: "This investment will help us deliver our commitment to build a low-carbon economy which will boost economic growth as well as help meet our ambitious climate change targets. By placing ourselves at the forefront...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Mark Sanford Source: 4RFV

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furtive furtive
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