Fore"most` (?), a. [OE. formest first, AS. formest, fyrmest, superl. of forma first, which is a superl. fr. fore fore; cf. Goth. frumist, fruma, first. See Fore, adv., and cf. First, Former, Frame, v. t., Prime, a.]
First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army.
THat struck the foremost man of all this world.
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