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Synonyms for front-runner

a leading contestant

Synonyms for front-runner

a competitor thought likely to win

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People immediately feared for the explosive front-runners like Razldazl Jayfkay and Eden Star.
Nelson Rockefeller and Barry Goldwater were the only Republican front-runners in Gallup polling in 1963.
Beaumaris kept the front-runners in their sights with an 8-2 win over Conwy, Keith Bailey 21-7 and Andrew Stanley 21-11 pointing the way as Colin Campbell 21-9 and Steve Jones 21-17 grabbed consolation wins in a 152-129 split.
For more than half-a-century, the race for the Republican presidential nomination has always featured a clear front-runner at this point in the campaign, but it is not the same this time.
We're seeing vastly different preferences by the awards groups instead of years where there has been general agreement on the front-runners," he added.
For the front-runners in both parties, there's still a long march - and perhaps April, May, June and July - ahead.
Just a few weeks ago, Howard Dean was pleading with fellow Democratic presidential hopefuls to ease up on their attacks and to begin rallying around the front-runner who was destined - sound the trumpets, please - to become the party's Chosen One.
Gray was considered the front-runner for the NUL presidency, and former mayor Ron Kirk of Dallas is identified as a leader who may have peaked politically and could become an organization leader.
The league has 10 teams that compete against the front-runners, and we are one of those teams, but at the moment we don't know what we are getting from one week to another.
With another front-runner Lee Tracey a definite absentee with ankle ligament damage, Griff could be forced to dig deep into their resources with reserve team front-runners Steve Rathbone and Steve Hammonds on standby for Cup Final duty.
In truth, the primary schedule resembles nothing so much as the Mad Tea Party from "Alice in Wonderland" Both parties are likely to select their nominees in 2000 under a hyper-compressed, warp-speed timetable that only money-talks front-runners like Al Gore and 15-year-old computer geeks with joy sticks could possibly love.
Synopsis: The close contest among Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney in Republicans' preferences for the 2012 presidential nomination is atypical for a party accustomed to having strong early front-runners.
This is traditionally the time of year when we get the deepest ground in Britain and front-runners being able to establish early leads in energy-sapping conditions may explain this peak.
McAteer said: "He would be one of the front-runners as he's been resting.