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noun as in something that indicates outcome or event beforehand

noun as in something that precedes another


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The foam, designed to be injected into the navel, is composed of two liquid precursors.

It might actually be that there are no precursors; that nothing like this has happened before.

Feelings of shame and unworthiness are universal precursors to one of two things: an act of destruction and an act of heroism.

Events like these are always precursors: they show imminent patterns.

While a lot more information is needed before investigators can be sure of the cause, there are precursors that suggest a pattern.

The storm, of which these events were the precursors, at length burst with fury on the Christians in the year 303.

His precursors had looked upon the Haskala as the most precious treasure, to be preferred to all else in life.

Similarly, totem animals are even more truly the precursors of the later herd, and of agricultural animals.

One after another, and by tens and twenties, they fell side by side, companions in death of their brave precursors.

There were in the observatory stone quadrants, the precursors of our mural quadrants.

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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to precursors, such as: forerunner, harbinger, herald, usher, vanguard, and messenger.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.