ahead of

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Preposition[edit]

ahead of

  1. In front of.
    A hill loomed ahead of them.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Fielding
      The island bore but a little ahead of us.
  2. Preceding.
    He's giving a series of concerts in London ahead of his international tour.
  3. In the future of.
    You have a long trip ahead of you.
    Peter has a lot of work ahead of him.
  4. In advance of.
    I arrived at the suite half an hour ahead of Jack.
  5. Having made more progress than.
    He is far ahead of his class in math.
    • 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, The Guardian:
      The Reggie Clemons case has been a cause of legal dispute for the past two decades. Prosecutors alleged that he and his co-defendants brutally cut short the lives of Julie and Robin Kerry, sisters who had just started college and had their whole adult lives ahead of them.

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