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foreshadowing

 
Adjective foreshadowing has 1 sense
  1. adumbrative, foreshadowing, prefigurative - indistinctly prophetic
    Antonym: unprophetic (indirect, via prophetic)
Noun foreshadowing has 1 sense
  1. prefiguration, foreshadowing, adumbration - the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    --1 is a kind of prediction, anticipation, prevision
    Derived form: verb foreshadow1
Verb foreshadow has 1 sense
  1. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
    --1 is one way to bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal
    Derived form: noun foreshadowing1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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