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tr.v. fore·ran (-răn′), fore·run, fore·run·ning, fore·runs
1. To run before.
2. To precede as an indication of what is to follow; foreshadow.
3. To prevent from arriving or occurring; forestall.
References in classic literature ?
An hour of this passed, when the vibrations of feet in contact with the ground foreran the one who approached.
Had a wanderer, bewildered in the melancholy forest, heard their mirth, and stolen a half-affrighted glance, he might have fancied them the crew of Comus, some already transformed to brutes, some midway between man and beast, and the others rioting in the flow of tipsy jollity that foreran the change.
It was a Europe of states and a directorial Europe, which foreran (in a certain way) Charles de Gaulle's formula.