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 for forefront
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forefront \Fore"front`\, n.
     Foremost part or place.
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           Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle.
                                                    --2 Sam. xi.
                                                    15.
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           Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, standing in the forefront
           for all time, the masters of those who know. --J. C.
                                                    Shairp.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forefront
      n 1: the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the
           forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" [syn:
           forefront, head]
      2: the position of greatest importance or advancement; the
         leading position in any movement or field; "the Cotswolds
         were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in
         England"; "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of
         his mind and central to his philosophy" [syn: vanguard,
         forefront, cutting edge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "forefront":
     advance guard, airhead, anteriority, avant-garde, battle line,
     beachhead, bold front, brave face, brave front, bridgehead,
     display, facade, face, facet, facia, farthest outpost, first line,
     fore, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter,
     foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front line, front man,
     front matter, front page, front rank, front view, front-runner,
     frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, head, heading, lap,
     line, obverse, outguard, outpost, pioneer, point, precursor,
     preface, prefix, priority, proscenium, railhead, scout, spearhead,
     van, vanguard, window dressing
  
  

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