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  • v. To call up for consideration.
  • v. To make something happen earlier than originally planned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bring forward for consideration
  • v. cause to move forward


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  • They will bring forward Edinburgh, or that drookit hole of a Glasgow, as if they were fit to be compared with the real metropolis.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • To be sure this would not mean much to Marcus, who was probably not more than three or four years older than they were. “And bring forward the pouch and veil. ” “Release Decius, ” said the leader. “I am not bargaining, ” I said.

    Magicians of Gor

  • Some initial hazinessor room for improvementcan be important to stimulate discussion and bring forward ideas; haziness can be a marketing strategy.

    Creative Capitalism

  • [232] Or, if you like, bring forward any one of those who are supposed to be divinely possessed, who conceive divinity from the fumes which they inhale bending over an altar, and (“ructando curantur”) are delivered of it by retching, giving vent to it in gasps.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • Lord John had joined the Ministry on the condition that he should bring forward his measure of reform; from the first most of his colleagues were very lukewarm towards it, but Palmerston was definitely, though covertly, antagonistic,

    Lady John Russell

  • The President "wisely announced in limine that none who had not valid arguments to bring forward on one side or the other would be allowed to address the meeting; a caution that proved necessary, for no fewer than four combatants had their utterances burked by him, because of their indulgence in vague declamation."

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • He was keenly anxious that his friends, the Liberal Unionists, should not let the opportunity slip, but should bring forward a “counter scheme to Gladstone's,” giving real powers of local government.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Pantheists indeed bring forward various arguments in support of their several positions, and in reply to criticism aimed at the details of their system; but what lies back of their reasoning and what has prompted the construction of all pantheistic theories, both old and new, is the craving for unity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • I felt that he was the one who could help bring forward our still-vague ambitions.

    A Billion Lives


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