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  • n. The act of putting or bringing forth; output; production.
  • n. Forwardness; undue assumption; boldness.
  • adj. Forward, bold; presumptuous; meddlesome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forward; bold; presumptuous; meddlesome.
  • n. The act of putting or bringing forth; output; production.
  • n. Forwardness; undue assumption; boldness.


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From forth- +‎ putting.


  • For there is a necessity in their opinion, that a female AEon should exist side by side with a male one, inasmuch as she is, so to speak, [the forthputting of] his affection.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Indeed, being of that type which is called shiftless, he was only too happy to be told daily what to do, and to be charged not to be forthputting or in any way original in his discharge of that duty.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • She's a forthputting youngster that's going to be hard to break to harness.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

  • Allen was not a forthputting person, and Dan's manner was not encouraging; but the trio remained together necessarily through the aisle to the foyer.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

  • It was not pride in his shrewd foresight in investing his money, so much as a generous sympathy for the growth of the city, the forthputting of a strong organism.


  • The men of former time, exactly in proportion as they had less sense of the order of nature than have we, so were they also far readier to assume the immediate forthputting of the power of God.

    An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant

  • Indeed she had pretty nearly come to the conclusion that a lively young girl with a trim figure and a bright, confident manner and a fetching mop of sunlit hair and a pair of wide, forthputting, blue eyes was predestined to have her own way with about everybody alike.

    Under the Skylights

  • The views of this fashionable and forthputting woman were in accord with her own, after all.

    Bertram Cope's Year

  • The meek man of the Bible is simply what we call the gentle-man -- the man without swagger or arrogance, not self-assertive or forthputting, but honorable and considerate.

    Mornings in the College Chapel Short Addresses to Young Men on Personal Religion

  • In support of this contention they point to such phrases as that used by S. Paul: "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again again until Christ be formed in you"; [159] here S. Paul obviously cannot refer to a historical Jesus, but to some forthputting from the human soul which is to him the shaping of Christ therein.

    Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries


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