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forerunners

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plural of forerunner

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1 one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another
  • the return of the swallows is traditionally regarded as a forerunner of spring

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2 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed
  • enjoyed the demonstration of the simple hand loom that was the forerunner of today's computer-controlled looms

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“Forerunners.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forerunners. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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