Examples of prefigure in a Sentence
His style of painting prefigured the development of modern art.
the first crocus traditionally prefigures the arrival of spring
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In South Korea and Taiwan inclusive agricultural growth prefigured the inclusive politics of today’s thriving democracies.
Through the language of the missal as well as through the posture and gestures of the priest at the altar, the traditional Latin Mass recalls Temple sacrifice, a type that prefigured the blood sacrifice on Calvary.
Then came the full-blown Internet, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, mainstream journalists getting snarky, and everybody cracking wise on social media 24/7—some of which SPY prefigured and spawned and influenced.
And her compulsive photographing prefigured our own relationship with our phones, Bannos says, our own desire to constantly document our lives.
But the botched appearance also revealed the limits of Pence’s gymnastic obfuscation skills, prefiguring the current moment.
In Franco-Belgian youth magazine Spirou, they were worn by a comic book hero named Gaston Lagaffe, prefiguring the emancipatory spirit of the youth revolt of May 1968.
Breaking away to protect slave owners The formation of the SBC prefigured the secession of the Southern states 16 years later.
Netroots activists pushed the Democrats to the left, helped the party retake Congress in 2006, and prefigured Obama’s use of social media.
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Origin and Etymology of prefigure
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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