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vanguard
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  • Our company is at the vanguard of the green movement.
  • We’re the vanguard.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • It was a fine sunny morning with enough breeze to keep the mosquito vanguard down.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • In a moment the vanguard appeared around the bend.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead

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  • I am originally from Cracow, where my family were passionate German partisans, for many years in the vanguard of those countless lovers of the Third Reich who admire National Socialism and the principles of the Fuhrer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Ere long the vanguard swirled round the spur’s end and came rushing into Dale.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Nettles were everywhere, the vanguard of the army.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Once we have the means to navigate, I will lead the vanguard through myself.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The night he received the news, Kutuzov sent Bagration’s vanguard, four thousand strong, to the right across the hills from the Krems-Znaim to the Vienna-Znaim road.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was of this detachment, sent as a vanguard, that our friend d’Artagnan formed a part.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • They dashed against the rows of stakes, covering them with slick blood and limp corpses as the ranks at the vanguard were crushed against the posts.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • It was mid-day before Bulow’s vanguard had been able to reach Chapelle-Saint-Lambert.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • At the north end of the reservoir, the enemy vanguard broke through the woods—a warrior in golden armor leading a battalion of Laistrygonian giants with huge bronze axes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • They hoisted the sail, aligned it to catch the light wind, and, at the vanguard of the trio of barges, set forth for Teirm upon the uncertain expanse of the bounding main.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She was the standard-bearer of a vanguard of intellect and revolt.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • At any rate, through our very position in the vanguard we must do and say the things necessary to get the greatest number of the people to move toward what is for their own good.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • In the last red glow men in the vanguard saw a black speck, a horseman riding back towards them.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Writers, artists, and savants of America’s progressive vanguard have, for years, passed through his living room, pollinating him and his two brothers.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Snapping about, Jarsha departed and the congregation he had announced entered, with Orrin at the vanguard.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The vanguard passed through the trenches of fire by many devious paths that had been left between them.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Then Nero had the vanguard with the most part of his people, and Merlin came to King Lot of the Isle of Orkney, and held him with a tale of prophecy, till Nero and his people were destroyed.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Harlon, Doc, Ira, and Franklin swept forward with the rest of Easy Company, in the vanguard of the attack.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Then Nero had the vanguard with the most part of his people, and Merlin came to King Lot of the Isle of Orkney, and held him with a tale of prophecy, till Nero and his people were destroyed.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • I can make out the gray and balding head of my younger son in the vanguard.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • They were the elite, the vanguard of progress.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The French contingent poured out of them only to find that again the Americans had beaten them and formed the vanguard of the parade.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Yes, there should, there must, be love and faith: these left with us by fathers, husbands, sweethearts, brothers, who carried the pride and the hope of peace in honor’s vanguard as they did the flags; there must be these, else what do men fight fir?
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • It has always been my dream that the Institute and her sons would be at the vanguard of a moral revolution, a resurgence of the American dream itself.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • They are in the vanguard of the fight for Peace and Progress.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • The first of these traded blows with the leaders of our vanguard, and two men fell.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • The ladies, with Frau Stohr in the vanguard—though Mmes.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • For almost 200 years they constituted the vanguard of the Fon against European colonizers.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The vanguard spread out behind them, a slow-moving forest of lances and banners and spears.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • And about Whiz Go’s vanguard status.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • A vanguard of six-armed Earthborn threw a volley of stones that shattered the bone-and-jewel floor like ice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Those in greatest jeopardy, the troops in Mifflin’s vanguard, were still holding the outer defenses.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Jarman Buckwell’s scouts rode out first, with the vanguard under Thoren Smallwood heading the column proper.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • He himself had mentioned John Kwang as a part of that vanguard, though his implication was then cast only in terms of succession.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • This was the first time she had been so close to him since he had returned to King’s Landing, leading the vanguard of his father’s host.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • What seems to have happened was that the people in charge had the opportunity to combine vanguard projects, stuff that was still under investigation and stuff that was extremely new.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • The Viale della Mura was empty all the way to the Villa Sci-arra, where they passed housewives on their way to market, and the vanguard of the old men who came every day to occupy the domino tables.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Reek picked his way between them carefully, following the remnants of the log-and-plank road that Robb Stark’s vanguard had laid down across the soft ground to speed the passage of his host.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • First, a vanguard of the light-armed—mostly slingers and bowmen—marching with wide intervals between their ranks and files; next a body of heavy-armed infantry, bearing large shields, and hastoe longoe, or spears identical with those used in the duels before Ilium; then the musicians; and then an officer riding alone, but followed closely by a guard of cavalry; after them again, a column of infantry also heavy-armed, which, moving in close order, crowded the streets from wall to wall,…
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • …advantage, Fordo, destroy,; fordid, Forecast, preconcerted plot, For-fared, worsted, Forfend, forbid, Forfoughten, weary with fighting, Forhewn, hewn to pieces, Forjousted, tired with jousting, Forthinketh, repents, Fortuned, happened, Forward, vanguard, Forwowmded, sorely wounded, Free, noble, Freshed, Froward, away from, Gad, wedge or spike of iron, Gainest, readiest, Gar, cause, Gart, compelled, Gentily, like a gentleman, Gerfalcon, a fine hawk, Germane, closely allied, Gest, deed,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • The newspapers said he’d have to wait, that the program called Vanguard would get the first chance.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Vanguard, to right and left the front unfold; That all may see who hate us, how we seek Peace and composure, and with open breast Stand ready to receive them, if they like Our overture; and turn not back perverse: But that I doubt; however witness, Heaven!
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Not counting that time at the Vanguard when you were so tight.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • "What of the Vanguard or the Minstrels?" he inquired, referring to other elite cadres of Agents.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Ser Kevan was his brother’s vanguard in council, Tyrion knew from long experience; he never had a thought that Lord Tywin had not had first.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • His vanguard was very feeble, and could accomplish nothing.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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