forewarning

[ fawr-wawrn, fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF forewarning

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOREWARNING

Some forewarning had been hers when she appealed to her lover for the possession of her children.

Then, as if penetrated by a forewarning, I moistened my finger in the water and drew a fish for him.

It happened that we had a forewarning of what might be expected.

He joked about it then, as now, but there was the forewarning of death in it.

How should he use the weapon which Lettice had put into his hand by forewarning him?

I have a sort of forewarning that I ain't agoing to walk straight into this thing.

Only a Farfan escaped, not without suspicion of forewarning by the rebels.

Only two texts of forewarning and reassuring Scripture, and then the year of grace 1664.

A draft of hot fetid air swept through the corridor, carrying with it the forewarning of unspeakable things to come.

She continued to hoard and to hide, with no misgiving of loss by thief, or by accident; with no forewarning of danger.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from fore- + warn. Related: Forewarned; forewarning.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOREWARNING

cautionary tale

nounpiece of advice
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