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Noun: foretoken  for'tow-kun
Usage: literary
  1. An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
    "he hoped it was a foretoken";
    - augury, sign
Verb: foretoken  for'tow-kun
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs foretoken bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict

Derived forms: foretokens, foretokening, foretokened

Type of: bespeak, betoken [archaic], experience, indicate, point, signal

Encyclopedia: Foretoken