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foreshadow

fore·shad·ow

foreshadow

 
pronunciation:
for shae do [or] for shae do
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: foreshadowed, foreshadowing, foreshadows
definition: to signal or indicate beforehand; presage; prefigure.
The character's confession of his fear of confinement foreshadows his eventual imprisonment at the end of the novel.The nation's invasion of its weak neighbor foreshadowed its later massive-scale attacks against the other nations in the region.
similar words:
forecast, foretell, prophesy
derivation: foreshadower (n.)
Word Parts
The word foreshadow contains the following part:
fore- Old English root that means before, in time or position