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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRING FORWARD

And that was what made me bring forward that verse of scripter.

I wish it were possible for me to bring forward further examples.

By every argument he could bring forward he tried to get Jan to marry him before he sailed.

Suppose they had ten Bills or motions they desired to bring forward.

And they could not bring forward a single witness to prove its truthfulness!

I will bring forward a new installment when I get them ready.

To lead or bring to; to bring forward or offer as an argument in a case.

Dockwrath would not dare to bring forward such a forgery as that.

Fortunately I was able to bring forward a seductive statement of the case.

To produce is to bring forward, as, for instance, papers or persons.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).

The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.

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