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step to the fore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v step to the fore make oneself visible; take action "Young people should step to the fore and help their peers"
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Usage

In literature:

Passuk never opened her lips, but stepped to the fore to break the way.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
The flattening of the fore-pads, by decreasing the diameter, allows it to slip forward and to take half a step.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
That all was very little, however, for each step was torture to the beast; his fore feet were nearly bleeding.
"Between Whiles" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Stepping into the fore-sheets, he leaped on shore, directing the Russian to follow him.
"Stand By The Union" by Oliver Optic
Lilian stepped lightly to the fore deck, and assisted mamma from the boat.
"An Old Meerschaum" by David Christie Murray
I closed the fore-scuttle, but on stepping aft came to the two bodies, the sight of which brought me to a stand.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
About halfway to the end, another passage crossed the fore-and-aft one, and a few steps farther was a ladder.
"This World Must Die!" by Horace Brown Fyfe
Jim stepped to the fore, with his spear point slanted to receive the onslaught, spear butt grounded at his feet.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
The Gray Man stepped to the fore at this juncture.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Another duellist had stepped to the fore.
"Strange Stories of Colonial Days" by Various
He stepped gingerly about the body, keeping his fore feet close to it, swinging his hind parts in a big circle.
"The Last Straw" by Harold Titus
With what honest pride did John Smith, the best farmer of them all, step to the fore and assign to each man his place!
"Dorothy at Skyrie" by Evelyn Raymond
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In news:

State Attorneys General Step to the Fore on Off-Label Drug "Promotion".
Versatile Ninkovich steps to the fore as key member of Patriots' defense.
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