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prefigure Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb imagine or consider beforehand
    • It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured
  2. verb indicate by signs
    omen; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

Pre*fig"ure transitive verb
F. préfigurer, or L. praefigurare, praefiguratum; prae before + figurare to figure. See Figure, and cf. Prefigurate.
imperfect & past participle Prefigured ; present participle & verbal noun Prefiguring
  1. To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and similitudes; to foreshadow. "Whom all the various types prefigured." South.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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