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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GETTING AHEAD

Hull saw that some new means of getting ahead must be devised.

We are getting ahead of our narrative, though—days ahead of it.

And between Russ and Ruth there was—but there, I am getting ahead of my story.

Can it be some scientist I know nothing of is getting ahead of her?

He was getting ahead, not with phenomenal rapidity, but satisfactorily.

All they did care for was to keep one another from getting ahead.

School was looked upon as part of the business of getting ahead.

They were not getting ahead at all, and Mrs. Tweedie became annoyed.

In my eagerness to reach my climax I am getting ahead of my story.

They may try to pay us back for getting ahead of them as we did on several occasions.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "offspring," from get (v.). Meaning "what is got, booty" is from 14c.

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