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foreshadowing Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    prefiguration; adumbration.
  2. verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news
  3. adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    adumbrative; prefigurative.