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hor bin jer

  • n  something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
  • v  foreshadow or presage

  • 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.
  • The encouraging results of the Earth Hour might be a harbinger of good ecological discipline in the future.
  • 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.
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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.
    June 18, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • 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.        
    June 14, 2013 - The Motley Fool

  • Barack Obama in National Post
    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.
  • Joe Biden in Washington Post
    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."
  • Michael Stoute in The Press Association
    Stoute confirmed: "Ryan will ride Workforce, but we haven't finalised plans for Harbinger yet and need to discuss it with Harry."

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