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1‘the traffic moved slowly forward’
ahead, forwards, onwards, onward, on, further
2‘police asked witnesses to come forward’
towards the front, frontwards, out, forth, into view, into the open, into public notice, into prominence
3‘from that day forward’
onward, onwards, on, forth, forwards
for ever, into eternity
1‘in a forward direction’
moving forwards, moving ahead, onward, advancing, progressing, progressive
2‘the fortress served as the Austrian army's forward base against the Russians’
front, advance, foremost, head, leading, frontal
future, forward-looking, for the future, prospective
4‘the girls seemed very forward to a middle-class boy like him’
bold, brazen, brazen-faced, barefaced, brash, shameless, immodest, audacious, daring, presumptuous, presuming, assuming, familiar, overfamiliar
irreverent, over-assertive, overconfident, overweening, aggressive, thrusting, pert, impudent, impertinent, cheeky, insolent, unabashed
informal brass-necked, cocky, fresh
5‘I never saw the trees so forward as they are this year’
advanced, well advanced, early, premature
1‘my mother forwarded me your letter the day she received it’
send on, post on, redirect, readdress, pass on
2‘the goods were forwarded by sea’
send, dispatch, transmit, carry, convey, deliver, remit, post, mail, ship, freight
3‘my five months in England were used to forward my plans’
advance, further, hasten, hurry along, expedite, accelerate, speed up, step up, aid, assist, help, foster, encourage, contribute to, promote, favour, support, back, give backing to, facilitate
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