foreshadow

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From fore- +‎ shadow.

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foreshadow (third-person singular simple present foreshadows, present participle foreshadowing, simple past and past participle foreshadowed)

  1. (transitive) To presage, or suggest something in advance. [from 16th c.]
    • 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 84:
      It all sounds to us remarkably nineteenth-century; Petrarch's romantic sentiments foreshadow with uncanny precision those of Dante Gabriel Rossetti or Alfred de Musset.

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