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Motion forward, also deviating (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

proposal

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Here is my best explanation:

'motion' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'forward also deviating' is the wordplay.
'forward' becomes 'prop' (I've seen this before).
'deviating' indicates anagramming the letters.
'also' anagrammed gives 'osal'.
'prop'+'osal'='PROPOSAL'

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for proposal that I've seen before include "Plan, suggestion", "Offer, of marriage say", "put before the union?", "Suggestion put forward for consideration", "Offer (to get spliced?)", "An offer as of marriage", "Offer - suggestion", "Suggestion (of marriage?)", "A suggestion, perhaps of marriage" and "motion".)

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