Definition of forefront in English:



the forefront
  • The leading or most important position or place.

    ‘the issue has moved to the forefront of the political agenda’
    • ‘He is particularly proud of his achievement in pushing this area to the forefront.’
    • ‘London, as the capital, has generally been at the forefront of this activity.’
    • ‘As pioneers of electronica, it behoves them to be at the forefront of technical developments.’
    • ‘We took the decision to shut the showers because public health is always at the forefront of any decision we make.’
    • ‘Unlike in the previous period, medical professionals were at the forefront of this campaign.’
    • ‘He was at the forefront of developments in what became known as liaison psychiatry.’
    • ‘This right of initiative places it in the forefront of the development of policy.’
    • ‘In terms of being at the forefront of gaming culture and, quite possibly, pop culture as a whole, it is.’
    • ‘It is important to note that women have been in the forefront of the struggle for democracy.’
    • ‘We weren't in the forefront anymore, but we still had enough breath to talk.’
    • ‘No newspaper is happier than when it is at the forefront of a campaign.’
    • ‘Skills have to be harnessed and youth need to be prepared to lead the nation from the forefront.’
    • ‘I keep in the forefront of my mind the very important public interest in freedom of the press.’
    • ‘Swindon Police today moved to reassure people that they are at the forefront of fighting drugs in the town.’
    • ‘Gaudi was at the forefront of Spain's art nouveau movement at the turn of the 19th century.’
    • ‘It is clear from the amount of consultation with local residents that we have been in the forefront of their minds.’
    • ‘For these ten players, the journey to Chicago has been at the forefront of their minds for the entire season.’
    • ‘Today, the Manchester Museum is at the forefront of applied dinosaur research.’
    • ‘All the above considerations should be at the forefront in the development of models.’
    • ‘It's the women who are at the forefront of all the bloodshed, it's the women who have to carry the can and take the flak.’
    vanguard, van, spearhead, head, lead, fore, front, front line, cutting edge, foreground, foremost position, leading position, position of prominence
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