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Forward, adv. 1) before, toward the forepart, opposed to back: “and bending f. struck his armed heels . . .,” H4B I, 1, 44 (Ff forwards). “I came into the world with my legs f.” H6C V, 6, 71. “he fled f. still, toward your face,” Cymb. I, 2, 16. “look f. on the journey you shall go,” Meas. IV, 3, 61.
2) on ward, on: “f., old man, do not break off so,” Err. I, 1, 97 (== continue). LLL V, 2, 623. “f., I pray, since we have come so far,” Shr. IV, 5, 12 (== do not stop). H6C II, 5, 139. “f. with your tale,” Tp. III, 2, 91. Ado III, 3, 109. “f. to the temple,” Merch. II, 1, 44. “f. to the bridal dinner,” Shr. III, 2, 221. “I will f. with my device,” LLL V, 2, 669. “we'll f. towards Warwick,” H6C IV, 7, 82. “brought him f. to his answer,” H8 IV, 2, 13 (== before the judge; cf. Forth). “the sharp thorny points of my alleged reasons drive this f.” H8 II, 4, 225. to go f. == a) to continue: H8 I, 2, 177. b) to continue in one's courses: “gramercies, lad, go f.” Shr. I, 1, 168. “go f. and be choked with thy ambition,” H6A II, 4, 112. (the king is) “angry, if you go f.” H6B IV, 2, 135. “let his grace go f.” H8 III, 2, 281. c) to move, to go off: “can I go f. when my heart is here?” Rom. II, 1, 1. d) to proceed, to take place, to come to pass: “let our plot go f.” Wiv. IV, 4, 13. “then the play is marred, it goes not f.” Mids. IV, 2, 6. Mids. IV, 2, 6 As I, 2, 193. H6C III, 3, 58. Cor. IV, 5, 228. “march f.” H6B IV, 2, 200. “roll f.” Lucr. 1118. “to set f.” John IV, 3, 19. R2 I, 3, 109. R2 I, 3, 109 H4A II, 3, 30. 38 (Ff forwards). III, 2, 173. H4B IV, 1, 227. Cymb. V, 5, 479.
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