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ahead (not comparable)
- In or to the front; in advance; onward.
- The island was directly ahead.
- In the direction one is facing or moving.
- Just ahead you can see the cliffs.
- In or for the future.
- There may be tough times ahead.
- You've got to think ahead so as not to be unprepared.
- To a later time.
- set a clock ahead an hour
- push the deadline ahead a day, from the 20th to the 21st
- 1995, Charles Edward Weber, Stories of Virtue in Business, University Press of America (→ISBN), page 55:
- Then the customer would set a rebidding deadline ahead a month - for example from September 1 to October 1 - and give everybody four weeks to submit […]
- 1998, United States House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture, Implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, June 25, 1998, page 46:
- When we saw that wasn't working in 1976, we moved the deadline ahead to 1978.
- At an earlier time; beforehand; in advance.
- He paid his rent ahead.
- To an earlier time.
- push the deadline ahead a day, from the 21st to the 20th
- 1985, Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, volume 43, page 606:
- […] committees in Congress hae a March 15 deadline for reporting their "views and estimates" to the budget committees. The Senate Republican leadership, eager to get a jump on the annual budget process, moved the deadline ahead to March 1 for Senate committees.
- 2003, United States House Committee on Government Reform, Smooth Sailing Or an Impending Wreck?: The Impact of New Visa and Passport Requirements on Foreign Travel to the United States : Hearing Before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, July 10, 2003, page 113:
- […] the Department is responding to the statutory requirement in the USA Patriot Act that moved the deadline ahead to 2003 from 2007.
- Having progressed more.
- In all of his classes Jack was ahead.
in or to the front
in the direction one is facing or moving
in or for the future
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