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Definition of "foreshadowing" []

  • Present participle of foreshadow. (verb)
  • A literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story. (noun)

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Use "foreshadowing" in a sentence
  • "Of course to do it really well there should be some foreshadowing, but if done really well the foreshadowing is there but not noticed on the first play through."
  • "So the Clinton administration, again foreshadowing what was to come, put together $40 billion in loan guarantees from the International Monetary Fund and Treasury."
  • "While I don't share in idolizing the book by so many horror fans, I would be a fool not to recognize a quality piece of storytelling when I see it The foreshadowing is so expertly laid out the book deserves to be read solely to examine that."