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 Meanings and Examples of VANGUARD
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vanguard
 n.  advance forces; leading units at front of army or fleet; persons at forefront of any group or movement
Classic Sentence:
1  The night he received the news, Kutuzov sent Bagration's vanguard, four thousand strong, to the right across the hills from the Krems-Znaim to the Vienna-Znaim road.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIV
2  The troops of the vanguard were stationed before Wischau, within sight of the enemy's lines, which all day long had yielded ground to us at the least firing.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
3  The Emperor's gratitude was announced to the vanguard, rewards were promised, and the men received a double ration of vodka.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
4  The officer snatched a little food at a comrade's, and rode again to the vanguard to find Miloradovich.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IV
5  The prisoner said that the troops that had entered Forminsk that day were the vanguard of the whole army, that Napoleon was there and the whole army had left Moscow four days previously.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XV
6  And here as in a game of blindman's buff the French ran into our vanguard.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XVII
7  It was mid-day before Bulow's vanguard had been able to reach Chapelle-Saint-Lambert.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—A BAD GUIDE TO NAPOLEON; A GOOD GUIDE TO BULOW
8  His vanguard was very feeble, and could accomplish nothing.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—A BAD GUIDE TO NAPOLEON; A GOOD GUIDE TO BULOW
9  It was of this detachment, sent as a vanguard, that our friend d'Artagnan formed a part.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
10  All that Grimaud gained by this momentary pantomime was to pass from the rear guard to the vanguard.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS
11  At the sight there was a general reining up of horses and unslinging of guns, while fresh horsemen came galloping up to reinforce the vanguard.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
12  They are the four vanguards of the human race, marching towards the four cardinal points of progress.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
Example Sentence:
1  We are the vanguard of a tremendous army that is following us.
2  He is in the vanguard of economic reform.