in the forefront

in the forefront

In a position of highest importance or priority. The new company I work for is in 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 in the forefront of my mind.
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in the forefront

(of something) Go to at the forefront (of something).
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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 ?
Bacon was the great man whose "true imagination"* set it on foot, and although many years have passed since then, the Royal Society still keeps its place in the forefront of Science.
She stood in the forefront of all women for him, just as Captain Anthony stood in the forefront of all men.
They had followed some such course in their thoughts too; they had been borne on, victors in the forefront of some triumphal car, spectators of a pageant enacted for them, masters of life.
In the forefront of her protectors stood the giant Mugambi.
As his eyes sought the authors of the frightful sound he saw standing upon the shore, glaring at him with hate-filled eyes, a devil-faced panther surrounded by the hideous apes of Akut, and in the forefront of them a giant black warrior who shook his fist at him, threatening him with terrible death.
From there I shall watch how the glorious struggle goes in conservative old England, and if I am needed you will find me here again fighting in the forefront of the fray.
Daylight, with still in the forefront of his consciousness all that had occurred in the preceding hour, was deeply impressed by the scene at the moment of departure.
In another second Good had wrung us both by the hand and gone; and then Infadoos came up and led off Sir Henry to his place in the forefront of the Greys, whilst, with many misgivings, I departed with Ignosi to my station in the second attacking regiment.
In the individual, toping is regarded with disesteem, but toping nations are in the forefront of civilization and power.
"It's a concept which enables us to remove the clutter and get the product to be in the forefront.
The social scene Fabulous friendships are definitely in the forefront of your 2007.
It is extremely vital for coaches to keep abreast of the new information for numerous reasons--with the underpinnings of safe, healthy growth and progression of the athletes always in the forefront.
And, as TNI's website boasts, "TNI remains in the forefront of opposition to George Bush's war." IPS/TNI fellows Richard Barnet, Walden Bello, Saul Landau, John Cavanaugh, Tariq Ali, Boris Kagarlitsky, and Phyllis Bennis seem to be everywhere giving speeches, writing articles, appearing in the media, directing teach-ins, devising talking points, etc.
With private buyers in the forefront of the rush for new cars, and the dealers and manufacturers offering some very tempting deals, the current buoyant market could well last into October.
He is a disciple who, like his leader, must face the pervasive fear of hovering death, which is forever kept in the forefront by small-town sheriffs and supremacist resisters of his voter registration efforts who murder with impunity.