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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Grandpop, whose memory is fading with old age, recalls bits of his combat experience, which prefigures what happens to his son and grandson.
His work’s intimate yet critical relationship with pop culture in many ways prefigured the rise of social media, and the development of a meme culture built on manipulating and remixing images.
The contours of the Trump/Gillibrand feud lay out the political landscape of contemporary America, and could prefigure the role gender politics will play in the 2018 and 2020 elections.
And her compulsive photographing prefigured our own relationship with our phones, Bannos says, our own desire to constantly document our lives.
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.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of prefigure
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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