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
Today, the series continues with the introduction of Dorothy Dix's column in The Picayune, the forerunner to generations of advice columns.
A half-century ago marked the very first Consumer Electronics Show, the forerunner of the trade event held annually in Las Vegas.
From the V.F. Summit: Elon Musk on Thinking for the Future Russell took exception to the views of Yann LeCun, who developed the forerunner of the convolutional neural nets used by AlphaGo and is Facebook’s director of A.I. research.
The scheme grew out of an effort to rack up as much Democratic support for Christie ahead of his re-election effort, which was seen as a forerunner to his presidential run.
That fair was sponsored by the Portland Town Council, a forerunner of the Right to Privacy PAC.
A forerunner of the March 6 order incited chaos and condemnation when it was rolled out without warning in January.
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.
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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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