Synonyms to in the forefront

ahead, a cut above, above, ahead of time, alee, along, ante, ascendant, before, beforehand, beforetime, betimes, better, capping, chosen, distinguished, early, eclipsing, eminent, en route to, exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, first, for, fore, foremost, foresightedly, forth, forward, forwards, greater, headmost, higher, in advance, in anticipation, in ascendancy, in front, in the ascendant, in the foreground, in the front, in the lead, major, marked, of choice, on, one up on, onward, onwards, outstanding, over, precociously, previous, rare, rivaling, super, superior, surpassing, to the fore, to the front, topping, transcendent, transcendental, transcending, up ahead, upper, winning, aforetime, already, before all, before now, by choice, by election, by vote, confronting, earlier, ere, ere then, erenow, erewhile, erst, erstwhile, facing, formerly, hereinabove, hereinbefore, heretofore, historically, hitherto, in advance of, in