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a leading contestant

Synonyms for front-runner

a competitor thought likely to win

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The Water Efficiency Frontrunner is one of the key initiatives launched by the government to reduce industrial emissions
Chase McNary, who was also thought to be a frontrunner for "The Bachelor" position in Season 21, also posted a message of sorrow on instagram.
The former Sorsogon first district representative was always among the frontrunners whenever he took the jump, placing second in 2007 and fourth in 2013 in those years' senatorial races.
Billionaire Mr Trump, still the frontrunner in the hunt for delegates, took Louisiana and Kentucky.
Currently used for hauling either overburden to waste dumps or ore to the crusher area or stockpiles, the FrontRunner trucks are typically loaded by conventionally operated manned loading tools such as shovels or front-end loaders.
The identity of the frontrunner remains a mystery with a non-disclosure agreement in place.
Yaduvendra Mathur is believed to be the frontrunner for the post of chairman and managing director of the EXIM Bank in India.
The project adds seven new stations to the FrontRunner line at Murray, South Jordan, Draper, Lehi, American Fork, Orem and Provo, with an eighth Vineyard station already planned.
Some jockeys are obviously aware of this and, even though they may lose a little ground by doing so, will bring their mounts out to the centre of the track on a frontrunner, while the temptation must be to stick to the rail.
Summary: Singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake is the frontrunner to play the main part in a remake of Dirty Dancing.
Tokyo, Japan, Jan 21, 2008 - (JCN) - Komatsu announced today that it will deliver its FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System for use at Rio Tinto's Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia.
HARRY Potter author JK Rowling is frontrunner to win Time magazine's Person of the Year award.
Since 1972, the story of who wins a party's presidential nomination has not had one simple storyline: the early frontrunner wins.
Gomez, the MVP frontrunner, netted his 15th goal of the season in the 77th minute, giving D.
Redknapp has become the frontrunner since last week, when his relationship with Southampton deteriorated t o almost the point of divorce, but Saints chairman Rupert Lowe is asking for more than the pounds 50,000 - plus pounds 75,000 if Portsmouth beat the drop - which has been offered by Mandaric.