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1Out from a starting point and forward or into view.‘the plants will bush out, putting forth fresh shoots’
out, outside, away, off, ahead, forward, away from home, abroadView synonyms
- ‘The sight of all that paper spewing forth from the printer almost caused it to spontaneously combust.’
- ‘The friendly banter that shot back and forth between the team had quickly drawn him in.’
- ‘Sally paced back and forth, trying to absorb all of the new sights and smells at once.’
- ‘And finally, we sallied forth into the centre of Nottingham in all our finery.’
- ‘At the war's end Britain had secured a global network of naval bases from which it could sally forth to crush any opposition.’
- 1.1 Onward in time.‘from that day forth he gave me endless friendship’
onward, onwards, on, forward, forwardsView synonyms
- ‘From that day forth we have had a lowering of public confidence in the police.’
- ‘But essentially, I ceased to regard lying as a viable option from that day forth.’
and so forth
- ‘FIG. 4 is a front plan view of another embodiment of a drape for nursing and so forth of the invention.’
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voort and German fort, from an Indo-European root shared by fore-.
A river in central Scotland that rises on Ben Lomond and flows east into the North Sea.
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