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Definition of "foretoken" [fore•to•ken]

  • To indicate or give warning of beforehand; presage. (verb-transitive)
  • An advance sign; a warning. (noun)

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 "foretoken" in a sentence
  • "Yet in that short, hopeful moment, she had felt him so near to her that it was as if his spirit had floated over the sea unto her, -- what is called a foretoken (_pressigne_) in Breton land; and she listened still more attentively to the steps outside, trusting that some one might come to her to speak of him."
  • "Yet in that short, hopeful moment she had felt him so near to her, that it was as if his spirit had floated over the sea unto her, what is called a foretoken (_pressigne_) in Breton land; and she listened still more attentively to the steps outside, trusting that some one might come to her to speak of him."
  • "The first foretoken evidence of BPH is the frequency of requisite to urinate."