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Synonyms for foreshadowing

the act of providing vague advance indications

indistinctly prophetic

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It was a proud moment in Mr Squeers's life, when he witnessed that burst of enthusiasm in his young child's mind, and saw in it a foreshadowing of his future eminence.
From this trip he returned in 1639, sooner than he had planned, because, he said, the public troubles at home, foreshadowing the approaching war, seemed to him a call to service; though in fact some time intervened before his entrance on public life.
Some dim foreshadowing of the truth had crossed my mind when I heard Pesca's voice through the open door, and when I saw the stranger's face as he passed me on the stairs of the hotel.
In the lull consequent on the departure--in that first vacuity which ensues on every separation, foreshadowing the great separation that is always overhanging all mankind--Arthur stood at his desk, looking dreamily out at a gleam of sun.
Lastly, he returns to the cause of the right, gloomily foreshadowing the possibility of something being unearthed to criminate Mr Boffin (of whom he once more candidly admits it cannot be denied that he profits by a murder), and anticipating his denunciation by the friendly movers to avenging justice.
The best way to demonstrate how you can use foreshadowing to motivate a client to hire you is through a couple of sample conversations.
Foreshadowing study for the development of the digital industry development tools around a digital home project.
The model proposed here is too reductive -- its constitutive elements are also found in other macrotexts not mentioned in this book -- to be persuasively seen as foreshadowing the authorship suggested in the Vita nova.
Their request was a foreshadowing of the acute growing pains that are currently crippling the country's twenty-year old CCNs.
The failure of the conference was a clear foreshadowing of World War II.
It serves as foreshadowing for poems that reflect the repercussions of an often insane world of racism.
In 1965 naval aviation observers were redesignated naval flight officers (NFO), foreshadowing the school's redesignation as VT-10 in 1968.
In this regard, Hentsch argues that the Crusades, although seen in some circles as a foreshadowing of subsequent imperialist endeavors, were notably different than later colonization.
ENI)--The Anglican and Old-Catholic churches in Switzerland celebrated recently the 75th anniversary of an agreement on full communion that is seen as foreshadowing later accords between other churches.
Miller, foreshadowing one of the chief charges leveled against judicial activism, wrote that Field's sweeping assertion of the right to pursue a calling, if accepted, would transform the Court into a "perpetual censor upon all legislation of the states.