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Definition of "foreshadow" []

  • To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foreshadow" in a sentence
  • "Those restrictive terms foreshadow potential future restrictions on and tiering of their book search services."
  • "Think of these as warnings .... or maybe as those notes in classical music that 'foreshadow' a theme that comes later in the play."
  • "You even kind of foreshadow what's coming in that regard by saying there either were no good answers or there was tap dancing around answers to questions that didn't exactly fit the sell job and how hard they hammered the talking points."