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lead forth

1. old-fashioned To proceed in front of someone or a group as a guide or leader. As he was the only one with any training for such conditions, Tom was chosen to lead forth. Jenny led forth into the dark swamp, with the others following nervously behind.
2. old-fashioned To guide, direct, or lead someone or a group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "lead" and "forth." The commander of the army led forth the political prisoners into the town square for their public execution. The soldiers in her squadron trusted her to lead them forth into any battle.
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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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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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It was in a state of mind superinduced by these conditions that La led forth her jabbering company to retrieve the sacred emblem of her high office and wreak vengeance upon the author of her wrongs.
He was led forth, and a priest was brought who was to say a mass for his soul.
(Here, the fat boy burst forth into stentorian blubberings, and was led forth by the coat collar, by Mr.
Being interrupted, at this point, by the arrival of the coach and an attendant who was to bear him company, he perched his hat with great dignity on the top of the handkerchief that bound his head; and, thrusting one hand in his pocket, and taking the attendant's arm with the other, suffered himself to be led forth.
And now this doom is on them: they must wander gaunt and hungry in the shape of wolves, haunting that Ghost Mountain where they once fed, till they are led forth to die at the hands of men.
The king replied that he was, and he was immediately led forth, though bound hand and foot.
I leave aside the question of what is being led forth for now.
The Hebrew word for this perfect Wholeness is shalom., and it is also the last verse of the aforementioned hymn: "We shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace, as all the world in wonder echoes shalom."[sup.4]
They knew that they were being led forth by the power of the same Spirit who had strengthened and inspired Jesus.