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lead forth

1. formal, 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. formal, 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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References in classic literature ?
Athos took his son's horse by the bridle and led him forth out of the melee.
The old man took his wallet from her hands and strapped it on his shoulders-- his staff, too, she had brought away--and then she led him forth.
But, however that might be, Ariadne opened all the doors, and led him forth from the darksome prison into the pleasant moonlight.
Upon which, Janet came running up the stairs as if the house were in flames, darted out on a little piece of green in front, and warned off two saddle-donkeys, lady-ridden, that had presumed to set hoof upon it; while my aunt, rushing out of the house, seized the bridle of a third animal laden with a bestriding child, turned him, led him forth from those sacred precincts, and boxed the ears of the unlucky urchin in attendance who had dared to profane that hallowed ground.