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foreshadow

[ fawr-shad-oh, fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF foreshadow

Synonyms for foreshadow

  • augur
  • foretell
  • imply
  • portend
  • predict
  • prefigure
  • presage
  • adumbrate
  • betoken
  • bode
  • forebode
  • hint
  • omen
  • promise
  • prophesy
  • shadow
  • signal
  • suggest
  • telegraph
  • be in the wind
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORESHADOW

Their great compeers, the giants of thought, foreshadow what it will be.

There was not a thing to foreshadow that either of us was to be jerked from his profession.

Now let us examine this hypothesis, and see if it does not foreshadow and sustain our own.

These rose-tinted dawns too often foreshadow the storm-cloud.

He implored him for strength to avert the disasters which this night seemed to foreshadow.

No seer was needed to foreshadow the success the Marietta colony was to have.

It was, without doubt, the foreshadow of their whole history.

It has already been suggested that death may foreshadow another existence.

Why should we attempt to foreshadow in words a destiny and a nature like hers?

Borrow said: "They (corpse-candles) foreshadow deaths, don't they?"

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from fore- + shadow (v.); the notion is of a shadow thrown before an advancing material object as an image of something suggestive of what is to come. Related: Foreshadowed; foreshadowing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FORESHADOW

augur

verbpredict; be an omen of
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