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  • n. Plural form of vanguard.

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Examples

  • The campaign also counts on "vanguards" -- individuals who donate at least $1,000 annually.

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  • Or as Cameron put it last July, when he introduced Liverpool as one of his four, new big society "vanguards", into "communities with oomph".

    The 'big society' is collapsing under its inherent absurdity | Catherine Bennett

  • The "vanguards" of American conservatives in this era "were white and Protestant and they had to fight to retain a once uncontested domination of American life."

    Allan Lichtman: Conservative Denial

  • My view there is that left wing 'vanguards' should be functioning in a fashion organically connected to the wider labour movement, rather than as caucuses for trade union office-holders and as bulwarks of the odd single-issue campaign.

    Save Ulster from Creationism

  • The banner is part of an anti-smoking campaign organized by the "vanguards" of the ruling Baath Party to highlight the consequences of smoking on health, the economy and the environment.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Like Iowa, the residents of the Granite State take their role as vanguards of the process quite seriously and in turn, the Republican Candidates are heading north, and lining up to shake hands across the state.

    Andrew Daley: "One if by Land, Two if by Google."

  • "If you have your lawyers, who are your supposed vanguards of justice, taking these kinds of stands, then it means your justice system is a sham."

    If I Speak Out, 'They Will Kill Me'

  • From us our atomic attachments may be beaten by vanguards running ahead of tanks with sticks and ideas.

    Magnetic Soup Wagon

  • These vanguards, in the 1960s and 1970s, used to kidnap foreign diplomats for ransom and shoot foreign - some American - torture experts training the dictatorship's death squads (hello Gen. David Petraeus; does that ring a bell?)

    Pepe Escobar: Is Brazil the New United States?

  • "Many of the works were acquired from cutting-edge and emergent artists who have since evolved into the vanguards of the contemporary art world."

    Lehman Looks to Sell More Art

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