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WORDS THAT USE AVANT-
What does avant- mean?
Avant- is a prefix meaning “before” or “forward.” It is very occasionally used in some technical terms.
Avant- comes from French avant, meaning “before.” Avant, in turn, derives from Latin ante, “before,” which is the source of the English combining form ante-.
In most cases, avant- is joined to other words with a hyphen, as in avant-courier.
Examples of avant-
The prefix avant- means “before,” while the -garde part of the word comes from French, “guard.” Avant-garde literally means “before guard” or, more clearly, “forward guard.” If this translation sounds familiar, that may be because avant-garde related to the term vanguard.
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How to use avant- in a sentence
And, as the enigmatic front man to an avant garde indie rock group, he is droll, perceptive, and splendidly weird.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
How a small London design group seized the moment and brought avant-garde art to classic rock.
From the refined attire at Lincoln Center to the avant-garde dress downtown, we spotted many of the big 2014 trends.
She veers towards the avant-garde, using metal-powder deformed silicone piercings as textural embellishment and digital printers.
Instead, you find your favorite objects displaced by a cacophony of contemporary works, often highly avant-garde and challenging.A New Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum Puts a Modern Face on Chinese Art|Melik Kaylan|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ils firent mille tentatives et ceremonies avant que nous aborder.
Mais c'est là une mesure d'un intérêt défensif, qui ne fera pas faire un pas en avant.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Ils travaillaient dans le champ, voisin du bois, je suis all les voir tandis que vous marchiez en avant.Baron d'Holbach|Max Pearson Cushing
"Et longtemps depuis ne faisoient sermon qu'ilz Acab et Hisabel et leurs perscutions ne fussent mis par eux en avant," etc.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
Weber Hastings acted as guide, or rather avant-courier, since all knew the route that was to be followed.The Phantom of the River|Edward S. Ellis