foreshadower

foreshadow

[fawr-shad-oh, fohr-]
verb (used with object)
to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure: Political upheavals foreshadowed war.

Origin:
1570–80; fore- + shadow

foreshadower, noun
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foreshadow (fɔːˈʃædəʊ)
 
vb
(tr) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage
 
fore'shadower
 
n

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foreshadow
1570s, from fore + shadow; the notion is of a shadow thrown before an advancing material object as an image of something suggestive of what is to come. Related: Foreshadowed; foreshadowing.
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