lead forth

lead forth

[for someone] to go on ahead; to precede someone. You lead forth, and I will follow. Wallace led forth, but no one came after him.
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lead someone or something forth

to bring or usher someone or something forward. The captain led the soldiers forth to the parade ground. They led forth the army into battle.
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Hawkeye waited until a signal from the listening Chingachgook assured him that every sound from the retiring party was completely swallowed by the distance, when he motioned to Heyward to lead forth the horses, and to assist the sisters into their saddles.
Ishmael prudently yielded to an impulse he could not resist, and in a few minutes the woman appeared, shouldering her arms, prepared to lead forth, in person, such of her descendants as chose to follow.
I did but refresh myself after the fatigue of the action, with the unbeliever, with one humming cup of sack, and was proceeding to lead forth my captive, when, crash after crash, as with wild thunder-dint and levin-fire, down toppled the masonry of an outer tower, (marry beshrew their hands that built it not the firmer
The word "education" comes from a Latin word meaning "to lead forth.
The fact that it was St George's Day, and a member of the audience asked the panel if it should be made an official English national holiday, gave him the perfect opening to lead forth, in a derogatory fashion, about the various countries which combined, make up the UK.
In his dream, a tall man, terrible in his beauty, appeared, and asked: "Hast thou then changed thy mind, Persian, and wilt thou not lead forth thy host against the Greeks?