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fawr sha doh ing

  • n  the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
  • v  indicate by signs
  • s  indistinctly prophetic

  • Surprisingly, it also works as a prescient foreshadowing of issues that continue to be relevant at the start of the 21st century.
  • Still, while explaining what is happening behind the Iron Curtain, Zorza has often found patterns foreshadowing later events.
  • In the TV business, they call that foreshadowing.
News & Articles

  • 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.        
    June 10, 2013 - The Motley Fool
  • 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.
    June 8, 2013 - The Fargo Forum

  • Mark Parrish in USA Today
    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."
  • Diane Johnson in The Australian
    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".
  • Philip Ruddock in Sydney Morning Herald
    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.

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