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FORTH, adverb

1. Forward; onward in time; in advance; as from that day forth; from that time forth

2. Forward in place or order; as one, two, three, and so forth

3. Out; aboard; noting progression or advance from a state of confinement; as, the plants in spring put forth leaves.

When winter past, and summer scarce begun, invites them forth to labor in the sun.

4. Out; away; beyond the boundary of a place; as, send him forth of France. [Little Used.]

5. Out into public view, or public character. Your country calls you forth into its service.

6. Thoroughly; from beginning to end. obsolete

7. On to the end. obsolete

FORTH, preposition Out of.

From forth the streets of Pomfret.

Some forth their cabins peep.