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foreshadowing

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event
  • the hero's strange encounter with a grave digger is often seen as a foreshadowing of his own death

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foreshadowing

verb
present participle of foreshadow

Synonyms of foreshadowing (Entry 2 of 2)

to give a slight indication of beforehand
  • a series of small tremors that foreshadowed the massive earthquake the next day

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The first known use of foreshadowing was in 1587

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“Foreshadowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/foreshadowing. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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