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
Cash Is King in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe as Dollar Supply Dries Up The decline of farming output was a forerunner of the country’s economic collapse.
But were there no forerunners, no hints of what was just about to come?
Back in 1933 the king gave Standard Oil of California (the forerunner to Chevron) exploration rights in the Arabian desert, in an area twice the size of Texas that was largely unmapped and had no roads or communications.
This might sound odd, but it’s time to update the list: ▪ The oldest might be Carshon’s Kosher Market, the forerunner of today’s Carshon’s Deli.
The only holdovers from the house’s undistinguished forerunner are its foundation, a chimney and two bedroom walls.
Once a forerunner to Cristiano Ronaldo, 33-year-old Ricardo Quaresma appears to have found his feet in his second spell with Besiktas after returning in 2015.
But the forerunner of UCI wiped out residential areas and the lively, if gritty entertainment district along East 105th Street established by black entrepreneur Winston Willis.
Without being able to interact with the openness and ease of their Nationalist forerunners, current Chinese officials charged with bridging the still wide East-West gap are deprived of an essential building block.
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First Known Use of forerunner
Synonymsangel, foregoer, harbinger, herald, outrider, precursor
Antonymsdescendant (also descendent)
Related Wordsforeboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether
Near Antonymsby-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off; daughter, son
Synonym Discussion of forerunner
- the blockade was the forerunner of war
- 18th century poets like Burns were precursors of the Romantics
- their early victory was the harbinger of a winning season
- the herald of a new age in medicine
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