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To the fore was originally a Scottish and Anglo-Irish phrase meaning ‘at hand, available, surviving’. It came into English literary use during the 19c, and in current standard English means ‘into view, to the front’. A person is said to have come to the fore when he or she has become prominent in some way, and the phrase is also used with reference to personal attributes or qualities:

• His influence for change came to the fore and it was at this time that he started his campaign against the Corn Laws —Manchester Evening News, 2006.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • foré — foré …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Fore — (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore — can mean: *Fore (people), a highland people of Papua New Guinea. *Fore (golf), a warning yelled by golfers. *Fore Abbey, an abbey in Ireland. *Fore, County Westmeath a village beside Fore Abbey. *Fore River (Maine), a river * Fore! , the 4th… …   Wikipedia

  • Fore — Fore, n. The front; hence, that which is in front; the future. [1913 Webster] {At the fore} (Naut.), at the fore royal masthead; said of a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc. {To the fore}. (a) In advance; to the front; to a prominent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore — Fore, adv. [AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for. See {For}, and cf. {Former}, {Foremost}.] 1. In the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore! — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fore! Álbum de Huey Lewis and the News Publicación 20 de septiembre, 1986 Grabación Studio D de Sausalito, California …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fore — 〈[fɔ:(r)] Sp.; Golf〉 Achtung! (Warnruf) [engl., eigtl. „vorn“] * * * Fö|re, die; [schwed. före, norw. føre, zu schwed. föra, norw. føra = führen] (Ski): Eignung des Schnees zum Fahren; Geführigkeit. * * * Fö|re, die; [schwed. före, norw. føre, zu …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Føre — Administration Pays  Norvege !Norvège …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fore — [fôr, fōr] adv. [ME < OE fore, foran, akin to Ger vor < IE base * per , through, throughout, before > FOR1, FOR , L per] 1. at, in, or toward the bow of a ship: only in FORE AND AFT 2. Obs. previously adj …   English World dictionary

  • Fore — (f[=o]r), n. [AS. f[=o]r, fr. faran to go. See {Fare}, v. i.] Journey; way; method of proceeding. [Obs.] Follow him and his fore. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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