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foreshadowing

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

Synonyms for foreshadowing

  • 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 FORESHADOWING

There must have been a foreshadowing in her soul of the man's reliability, though she knew it not.

Diana watched this foreshadowing of tragedy with tight lips, pale cheeks.

This is no mere jest, but a foreshadowing of Pietro Aretino.

I asked, wondering at my indifference to this foreshadowing of triumph.

Before I knew the history of the saints, I had a foreshadowing of their ecstasy.

Such is the report I have of them, and I presume the reality is equal to the foreshadowing.

But nothing in the least foreshadowing this had been wrought even by them.

In this foreshadowing interval too, all humor, forced or natural, vanished.

It was a foreshadowing of a certain event now pretty sure to happen.

We saw a foreshadowing of this delightful future in the water.

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 FORESHADOWING

augural

adjectiveprophetic
  • divinatory
  • fatidic
  • fatidical
  • foreshadowing
  • mantic
  • ominous
  • oracular
  • predictive
  • presaging
  • prophetical
  • sibylline
  • telling
  • vatic
  • vatical
  • visionary
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