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"Come on up front, where we can see the dogs better," said Ted to his sister.

It's your job to get up front and see what's ailin' this car.

There was a yell from up front and a scrooging forward of bodies.

That other benzine buggy is coming back, and Hank's up front.

So I got him up front of the fire, same as I used to roast turkeys.

The boys in "The Services of Supplies" are eager to get up front.

You des let 'er come a-cuttin' up front er my do', en I lay you'll year squallin'.

He gave me the keys to his car and told me to go down and get his car and back it up front of the jail door to put Oswald in.

Not quite every process—the designer had a room of her own up front nearer where the woodwork was white.

Well, youve won this fight—come on, lets get up front and hear the argument.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "forehead," from Old French front "forehead, brow" (12c.), from Latin frontem (nominative frons) "forehead, brow, front; facade, forepart; appearance," perhaps literally "that which projects," from PIE *bhront-, from root *bhren- "to project, stand out." Or from PIE *ser-, "base of prepositions and preverbs with the basic meaning 'above, over, up, upper'" [Watkins].

Sense of "foremost part of anything" developed in Latin. The military sense of "foremost part of an army" (mid-14c.) led to the meaning "field of operations in contact with the enemy" (1660s). Home front is from 1919. Sense of "public facade" is from 1891; that of "something serving as a cover for illegal activities" is from 1905. Meteorological sense first recorded 1921. Front yard first attested 1767.

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