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  • s  having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    he is ahead by a pawn
  • r  at or in the front
    I see the lights of a town ahead
    the road ahead is foggy
    staring straight ahead
  • r  toward the future; forward in time
    I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
  • r  in a forward direction
    go ahead
    the train moved ahead slowly
    the boat lurched ahead
  • r  ahead of time; in anticipation
    when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount
    We like to plan ahead
  • r  to a more advanced or advantageous position
    a young man sure to get ahead
    pushing talented students ahead
  • r  to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)
    moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday
    pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday
  • r  leading or ahead in a competition
    the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch
    ahead by two pawns

  • Political fires are still burning brightly ahead of this weekend's elections.
  • Despite widespread dissatisfaction with Ahmadinejad's performance in office, a little more than a week ago, opinion polls showed Ahmadinejad ahead of Mousavi.
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  • Matjaž Kek in The Associated Press
    We lost our concentration in the second half and the Americans benefited from that,Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek said. "We were ahead of the United States but we didn't overcome this pressure."
  • Philipp Lahm in The Associated Press
    But we played a very good tournament here. We have a lot of quality and we'll work more to be able to play for the title again,Lahm said. "It's good that I have a few more years ahead of me. We have the chance to mix it up with the top...
  • Barack Obama in BBC News
    Obama added: "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. But America - I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there."

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