harbinger harbinger  /ˈhɑr bɪn dʒər/


  1. (n) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
  2. (v) foreshadow or presage


  1. If the violent eruption in the backyards of the capital of the car industry is a harbinger of things to come, then be prepared to see more fights in the streets that nurtured the automobile industry.
  2. People round the globe were hoping that the Copenhagen Summit will be a harbinger of more stricter regimes for carbon emission but were thoroughly disappointed.
  3. The encouraging results of the Earth Hour might be a harbinger of good ecological discipline in the future.


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    If the last month is a harbinger, trainer Chad Brown could be sitting on a big second half of 2013 with horses such as Summer Applause, Last Gunfighter, Easter Gift, and My Happy Face.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. Belmont: Brown well stocked for major summer stakes

    ELMONT, N.Y. – If the last month is a harbinger, trainer Chad Brown could be sitting on a big second half of 2013. In the last month, Brown has won 17 races from his last 50 starters, eight of those wins coming in stakes races.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  3. Is Apple's New iPod Evidence of a Shifting Trend?

    It's not an iPhone or iPad, but it may be a harbinger of things to come from Cupertino.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "I think it's a harbinger of what's going to happen around the country," Mr. Obama told reporters early on Friday on his flight from Iowa to New Hampshire.
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: National Post

  2. "I don't view that as some of the pure free-traders view it, as a harbinger of protectionism," Biden told CNBC. "I don't buy that at all. So I think it's legitimate to have some portions of Buy American in it."
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: Washington Post

  3. Stoute confirmed: "Ryan will ride Workforce, but we haven't finalised plans for Harbinger yet and need to discuss it with Harry."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Michael Stoute Source: The Press Association

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