Definitions

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  • n. Someone who rides at the front; a scout, or someone in the vanguard.

Etymologies

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From fore- +‎ rider. Compare German Vorreiter.

Examples

  • In the "Death of Aase" Peer watches his mother's life slowly ebb away and seeks to divert her mind from death by grotesque tales, even throwing himself astride a chair and persuading her through subjective suggestion, that he is the forerider of a beautiful chariot in which she is seated, so that the poor woman, who all her life long has felt the pinch of penury, dies with a vision of wealth and glory before her eyes created for her by the son, worry over whom has hastened her death.

    The Pianolist A Guide for Pianola Players

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