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a term used in animal husbandry to mean close to, usually close to parturition, e.g. forward ewes are those close to lambing.
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111) Because of her tenacious forwardness with leading political figures, Hebe has become a prime target of salacious politicians since the fall of the junta.
The same holds for this "bedroom scene": the heroine's haste to offer herself to the hero, before even allowing him to disarm himself or recover from his wounds, suggests a measure of forwardness or seduction which is dissonant with the portrayal of this lady as a stereotypical romance heroine.
It appears clear to me that we may very soon involve all Europe in a War by managing properly the apparent forwardness of the Court of France; it's a horrid consideration that our own Safety should call on us to involve other nations in the Calamities of War.
The imagination of "Dover Beach" exclaims a forwardness without the slightest hope for what may lie ahead.
In one sense, given O'Nolan's proclivity for male-centered novels, Crawford's forwardness is almost refreshing.
The CPS is a workable and sustainable solution to intersectoral movement, applicable anywhere because of its straight forwardness and simplicity.
Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro said that, he expects straight forwardness to make Western Equatoria state an "exemplary state in curbing corruption.
A good school is a transforming place where moral training emphasising values of sincerity, honesty, straight forwardness, courage unselfishness, endurance, respect for elders perseverance to achieve wealth of knowledge, work for peace are to be cultivated in abundance," he said.
O Fantasma, for all its sexual forwardness, makes frequent use of ellipses and lacunae, leaving much to the imagination.
His forwardness also leads our family's local effort to raise money for the Mines Advisory Group, a Nobel Prize-winning organization that helps eliminate the deadly unexploded ordnance left from the Vietnam war that (still) litters Laos.
The woman not only helped transform M&S from being the place your Nan went to buy her knickers into a store known for fashion forwardness, but she has also revolutionised the way women of a certain age dress.
Crusoe does looks back on yesterday with neither disappointment nor regret; rather, today he feels a sense of improvement and forwardness.