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precursors

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1 one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another
  • 18th-century lyric poets like Robert Burns were precursors of the Romantics

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2 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed
  • a precursor of the modern eggplant

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“Precursors.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/precursors. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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