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 forefront, 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
front, fore, forepart, foreground, face, disk, disc, frontage, facade, proscenium, facia, frontispiece, anteriority, obverse (of a medal or coin), fore rank, front rank, van, vanguard, advanced guard, outpost, first line, scout, brow, forehead, visage, physiognomy, phiz, countenance, mut, rostrum, beak, bow, stem, prow, prore, jib, pioneer, metoposcopy, fore, anterior, front, frontal, before, in front, in the van, in advance, ahead
, right ahead
, forehead, foremost, in the foreground, in the lee of, before one's face, before one's eyes, face to face, vis-a-vis, front a front, formosa muta commendatio est, frons est animi janua, Human face divine, imago animi vultus est indices oculi, sea of upturned faces.
precession, leading, heading, precedence, priority, the lead, le pas, van, precursor, leading, precedent, in advance, before, ahead
, in the van, in the lead, foremost, headmost, in front, at the head, out in front, way out in front, far ahead
, seniores priores, ahead
of his time.
progress, progression, progressiveness, advancing, advance, advancement, ongoing, flood, tide, headway, march, rise, improvement, advancing, progressive, profluent, advanced, forward, onward, forth, on, ahead
, under way, en route for, on one's way, on the way, on the road, on the high road, on the road to, in progress, in mid progress, in transitu, vestigia nulla retrorsum, westward the course of empire takes its way.
transcursion, transiliency, transgression, trespass, encroachment, infringement, extravagation, transcendence, redundancy, surpassing, beyond the mark, ahead