prefigure

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From Middle English prefiguren, from Latin praefigurare, from figurare (to shape, picture).

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prefigure (third-person singular simple present prefigures, present participle prefiguring, simple past and past participle prefigured)

  1. To show or suggest ahead of time; to represent beforehand (often used in a Biblical context)
  2. To predict or foresee

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