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Adjective: foreshadowing  for'sha-dow-ing
  1. Indistinctly prophetic
    - adumbrative, prefigurative
Noun: foreshadowing  for'sha-dow-ing
  1. The act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    - prefiguration, adumbration
Verb: foreshadow  for'sha-dow
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs foreshadow bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken

Derived forms: foreshadowings

See also: prophetic, prophetical

Type of: anticipation, bespeak, betoken [archaic], indicate, point, prediction, prevision, signal

Encyclopedia: Foreshadowing