Definition of Foreshadowing in English :

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Foreshadowing meaning in English

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Foreshadowing pronunciation in English

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1. adumbration, foreshadowing, prefiguration

the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand


2. adumbrative, foreshadowing, prefigurative

indistinctly prophetic

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see synonyms of foreshadowing
to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage

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verb transitive
to be a sign of (something to come); indicate or suggest beforehand; prefigure; presage

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tr.v. fore·shad·owed, fore·shad·ow·ing, fore·shad·ows
To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage: hostilities that foreshadowed all-out war.

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