forward (adj.)
promising, early-maturing, precocious
3H6 I.i.203[King to York] long live thou and these thy forward sons!
3H6 II.ii.58[Queen to King] You promised knighthood to our forward son
AYL III.iii.11[Touchstone to Audrey] when ... a man's good wit [cannot be] seconded with the forward child Understanding
MA I.iii.52[Don John to Borachio, probably of Claudio] A very forward March-chick!
R3 III.i.155[Richard to Buckingham, of York] 'tis a parlous boy, / Bold ... forward
TG I.i.45[Valentine to Proteus] the most forward bud / Is eaten by the canker
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