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noun as in leader

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In April, Wehby was the front-runner; now, she is trailing badly and Oregon is safely in the D column.

But being a front-runner can be a curse as much as a blessing.

Well, Senator Rand Paul last weekend won the straw poll at CPAC, so I guess that means he is now the 2016 front-runner.

Just ask the 2006-2007 presidential “front runner” Rudy Giuliani how that early status worked out for him.

And he's not going to register, I shouldn't think, as they front-runner in the polls.

O'Connor's practiced eye saw no menace in that floundering front runner; no danger in a shaft already spent.


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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to front-runner, such as: favorite, shoo-in, pacemaker, pacesetter, number one, and probable winner.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.