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."