When they do, they bring forward not only the ideas of the past, but also the personalities and the quarrels of the past.
But a senior White House aide tells Richard Wolffe, "the time was right to bring forward his departure."
Youve confessed to us that you thought you were in a bad hole, which is a poor argument for a borrower to bring forward.
And that was what made me bring forward that verse of scripter.
bring forward, O strongly-anointed priests, your libations to the strong host of the Maruts, the strongly advancing.
By every argument he could bring forward he tried to get Jan to marry him before he sailed.
There was no inconsistent public utterance, no doubtful transaction, no scandalous paper to bring forward to his detriment.
Suppose they had ten Bills or motions they desired to bring forward.
A herd of others were suborned to aggravate the charges, and to controvert whatever evidence the prisoner might bring forward.
And they could not bring forward a single witness to prove its truthfulness!
Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).
The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.