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used in The Return of the King

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the leading position in any movement or field
  • The vanguard passed through the trenches of fire by many devious paths that had been left between them.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (79% in)
  • 'Surely,' he cried, 'this is the greatest jest in all the history of Gondor: that we should ride with seven thousands, scarce as many as the vanguard of its army in the days of its power, to assail the mountains and the impenetrable gate of the Black Land!
    5.9 — Book 5 Chapter 9 — The Last Debate (97% in)
  • The vanguard passed on through the ruins of Old Gondor, and over the wide River, and on up the long straight road that in the high days had been made to run from the fair Tower of the Sun to the tall Tower of the Moon, which now was Minas Morgul in its accursed vale.
    5.10 — Book 5 Chapter 10 — The Black Gate Opens (11% in)
  • But Gandalf and Aragorn rode with the vanguard to the entrance of Morgul Vale and looked on the evil city.
    5.10 — Book 5 Chapter 10 — The Black Gate Opens (20% in)

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