ahead of


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Related to ahead of: ahead of time

ahead of

prep.
1. In front of.
2. In advance of; at an earlier time than: arrived ahead of the others.
3. In a superior or advanced position to; more successful than: We are well ahead of their research.
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Raising my voice to its utmost, I shouted my command to the dwars ahead of me.
Directly ahead of me in the chain gang was a young woman.
But Collins, knowing ahead of the lion what the lion was going to do, struck first, with the broom-handle rapping the beast on its tender nose.
The Tsar and the whole court and crowds of people were all gazing at them--at him, and Mahotin a length ahead of him, as they drew near the "devil," as the solid barrier was called.
But there is a rival archaeologist who would ask nothing better than to get ahead of me in this matter.
It was Werper, the murderer, who in the still of the night had heard far away upon the trail ahead of him a sound that had filled his cowardly soul with terror--a sound such as he never before had heard in all his life, nor dreamed that such a frightful thing could emanate from the lungs of a God-created creature.
He told us we had a long night drive ahead of us, and had better be on the hike.
But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it.
And I pointed at the base of the cliff ahead of us, which the receding tide was gradually exposing to our view.
We had drawn some fifty yards ahead of Hooja--there had been times when we were scarce ten yards in advance-and were feeling considerably safer from capture.
The spoor showed distinctly that the young woman had been a considerable distance ahead of the Russian at first, though the farther the ape-man continued along the trail the more obvious it became that the man was rapidly overhauling his quarry.
Also he saw the river steamer Apache lying ahead of him, and a couple of deck-hands disentangling the shreds of his net from the paddle-wheel.