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pioneer

noun adventurer, colonist, colonizer, establisher, explorer, forerunner, founder, founding faaher, frontiersman, innovator, inventor, lead, leader, pacesetter, pathfinder, precursor, predecessor, ringleader, scout, settler, trail blazer, vanguard
See also: commence, forerunner, initiate, originate, precede, precursor
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He is a native of Kentucky, and of game descent; his maternal grandfather, Colonel Wheatley, a companion of Boon, having been one of the pioneers of the West, celebrated in Indian warfare, and killed in one of the contests of the "Bloody Ground.
D'Artagnan began to speak more mildly; and he became quite calm when the captain of the pioneers approached him, hat in hand, to tell him that the trench was again in proper order.
Butteridge's success a really very considerable number of newspapers, tempted by the impunity of the pioneers in this direction, had pledged themselves to pay in some cases, quite overwhelming sums to the first person to fly from Manchester to Glasgow, from London to Manchester, one hundred miles, two hundred miles in England, and the like.
Only her vast enthusiasm and her worship of Miss Markham, one of the pioneers of the society, kept her in her place, for which she had no sound qualification.
You are the first Avonlea girl who has ever gone to college; and you know that all pioneers are considered to be afflicted with moonstruck madness.
Some of us must needs be pioneers, must go forward a little to learn our safest, and best course.
Then they were martyrs to the cause, and pioneers to their weaker sisters.
From this vegetable life in pond and in marsh will come, in time, the tiny crawling microscopic slugs which are the pioneers of that great army of life in which for the instant we five have the extraordinary duty of serving as rear guard.
Of the pioneers in that far Arctic wilderness, where all men were pioneers, he was reckoned among the oldest.
There was a vast amount of red--good to see at any time, because one knows that some real work is done in there, a deuce of a lot of blue, a little green, smears of orange, and, on the East Coast, a purple patch, to show where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager-beer.
This refers, of course, to the reception pioneers of Nietzsche's stamp meet with at the hands of their contemporaries.
For those who do not wish to plunge into the somewhat repulsive and often rather wild theories of psychoanalytic pioneers, it will be worth while to read a little book by Dr.