foreshadowing foreshadowing  /fɔr ˈʃæ doʊ ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
  2. (adj) indistinctly prophetic

Usage(s):

  1. Still, while explaining what is happening behind the Iron Curtain, Zorza has often found patterns foreshadowing later events.
  2. Neither Darwin nor physics requires closure, foreshadowing or justice.
  3. In the TV business, they call that foreshadowing.

News

  1. Dow Drops, but Recovers After U.S. Upgrade

    This mornings fall and recovery may be foreshadowing how the markets will react to any changes from the Fed.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Bison pitcher Straka drafted by Texas Rangers

    FARGO - North Dakota State pitcher John Straka got a Facebook private message that perhaps had a little foreshadowing to it. Former Bison pitcher Neil Wagner, now with the Toronto Blue Jays, wished Straka good luck on the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

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Quotes

  1. "That was pretty amazing foreshadowing on his part, to watch those on YouTube and then go out there and have a night like he did tonight," Parrish said. "It must've got him excited. He's going to have to watch that every game now."
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Mark Parrish Source: USA Today

  2. American novelist Diane Johnson said that "we believe this account of Hitler because of its manner, detailed and confident, and because it does not insist too stridently in foreshadowing the later reality".
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Diane Johnson Source: The Australian

  3. "The process that Andrew is foreshadowing may require some additional commitment of funds, of resources and they're matters that the government will look at," Mr Ruddock told reporters.
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: Philip Ruddock Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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