Examples of forerunner in a Sentence
a simple machine that was the forerunner of today's computers
I had that strange feeling that's the forerunner of a cold.
Recent Examples of forerunner from the Web
The order creating Memorial Day's forerunner, Decoration Day, came from Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic John A. Logan on May 5, 1868, Mockler said.
Professor Bliss was among a small minority of Canadian intellectuals who favored the talks that led to a free-trade agreement between the United States and Canada in 1988, a forerunner of the North American Free Trade Agreement, signed in 1993.
Like the name suggests, the Forerunner tracks not only runs but also bike rides, swims, and other athletic activities.
The treatment was a forerunner to electroconvulsive therapy.
With its roots going all the way back to the mid-1980’s, The WELL was a true pioneer of the digital age: one of the earliest virtual communities and a forerunner of today’s ubiquitous social networks.
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First Known Use of forerunner
Synonym Discussion of forerunner
FORERUNNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forerunner for English Language Learners
: someone or something that comes before another
: a sign of something that is going to happen
FORERUNNER Defined for Kids
Definition of forerunner for Students
: someone or something that comes before especially as a sign of the coming of another
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