at the forefront

at the forefront

In a position of highest importance or priority. The new company I work for is at the forefront of medical innovation. I think some of their new instruments are going to revolutionize the field of medicine. My kids' safety is always a concern at the forefront of my mind.
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at the forefront (of something)

 and in the forefront (of something)
Fig. at the place of greatest activity; vital or important to some activity. I interviewed Max Brown, the director who is in the forefront of the movie industry. The university I go to is at the forefront of computer technology.
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at/in/to the ˈforefront (of something)

in or into an important or a leading position in a particular group or activity: The new product took the company to the forefront of the computer software market.The court case was constantly in the forefront of my mind (= I thought about it all the time).
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References in classic literature ?
Running at the forefront of the pack was a large grey wolf--one of its several leaders.
At the forefront of the column staggered two naked savages fastened to each other by a neck chain.
She believes the project will not only equip her with valuable people management skills and help her become fitter but also place women at the forefront of the sporting world.
Edwards is at the forefront of one Defense Department effort to try to get more use out of the existing frequencies through the Advanced Range Telemetry Program.
Following science where the scientists themselves get information keeps us at the forefront.