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prefigure

verb

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to give a slight indication of beforehand
  • the first crocus traditionally prefigures the arrival of spring

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“Prefigure.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prefigure. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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