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fore·shad·ow

 (fôr-shăd′ō)
tr.v. fore·shad·owed, fore·shad·ow·ing, fore·shad·ows
To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage: hostilities that foreshadowed all-out war.

fore·shad′ow·er n.

foreshadow

(fɔːˈʃædəʊ)
vb
(tr) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage
foreˈshadower n

fore•shad•ow

(fɔrˈʃæd oʊ, foʊr-)

v.t.
to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure.
[1570–80]
fore•shad′ow•er, n.
fore•shad′ow•ing, n.

foreshadow


Past participle: foreshadowed
Gerund: foreshadowing

Imperative
foreshadow
foreshadow
Present
I foreshadow
you foreshadow
he/she/it foreshadows
we foreshadow
you foreshadow
they foreshadow
Preterite
I foreshadowed
you foreshadowed
he/she/it foreshadowed
we foreshadowed
you foreshadowed
they foreshadowed
Present Continuous
I am foreshadowing
you are foreshadowing
he/she/it is foreshadowing
we are foreshadowing
you are foreshadowing
they are foreshadowing
Present Perfect
I have foreshadowed
you have foreshadowed
he/she/it has foreshadowed
we have foreshadowed
you have foreshadowed
they have foreshadowed
Past Continuous
I was foreshadowing
you were foreshadowing
he/she/it was foreshadowing
we were foreshadowing
you were foreshadowing
they were foreshadowing
Past Perfect
I had foreshadowed
you had foreshadowed
he/she/it had foreshadowed
we had foreshadowed
you had foreshadowed
they had foreshadowed
Future
I will foreshadow
you will foreshadow
he/she/it will foreshadow
we will foreshadow
you will foreshadow
they will foreshadow
Future Perfect
I will have foreshadowed
you will have foreshadowed
he/she/it will have foreshadowed
we will have foreshadowed
you will have foreshadowed
they will have foreshadowed
Future Continuous
I will be foreshadowing
you will be foreshadowing
he/she/it will be foreshadowing
we will be foreshadowing
you will be foreshadowing
they will be foreshadowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreshadowing
you have been foreshadowing
he/she/it has been foreshadowing
we have been foreshadowing
you have been foreshadowing
they have been foreshadowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foreshadowing
you will have been foreshadowing
he/she/it will have been foreshadowing
we will have been foreshadowing
you will have been foreshadowing
they will have been foreshadowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreshadowing
you had been foreshadowing
he/she/it had been foreshadowing
we had been foreshadowing
you had been foreshadowing
they had been foreshadowing
Conditional
I would foreshadow
you would foreshadow
he/she/it would foreshadow
we would foreshadow
you would foreshadow
they would foreshadow
Past Conditional
I would have foreshadowed
you would have foreshadowed
he/she/it would have foreshadowed
we would have foreshadowed
you would have foreshadowed
they would have foreshadowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foreshadow - indicate by signsforeshadow - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
threaten - to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point - be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
foreshow - foretell by divine inspiration

foreshadow

verb predict, suggest, promise, indicate, signal, imply, bode, prophesy, augur, presage, prefigure, portend, betoken, adumbrate, forebode Sales figures foreshadow more redundancies.

foreshadow

verb
To give an indication of something in advance:
Translations

foreshadow

[fɔːˈʃædəʊ] VTanunciar, presagiar

foreshadow

[fɔːrˈʃædəʊ] vtannoncer

foreshadow

foreshadow

[fɔːˈʃædəʊ] vt (liter) → presagire, far prevedere
References in classic literature ?
Maule's well, all this time, though left in solitude, was throwing up a succession of kaleidoscopic pictures, in which a gifted eye might have seen foreshadowed the coming fortunes of Hepzibah and Clifford, and the descendant of the legendary wizard, and the village maiden, over whom he had thrown Love's web of sorcery.
Your honor, in our remarks at the opening of this trial, we foreshadowed our purpose to prove that our client did this fearful deed while under the influence of a blind and irresponsible delirium produced by drink.
From that point, all the main events of the story are purposely foreshadowed before they take place -- my present design being to rouse the reader's interest in following the train of circumstances by which these foreseen events are brought about.
Of unjust treatment in detention and hardship, and in cruel separation from his wife and child, he foreshadowed the likelihood, or the certainty; but, beyond this, he dreaded nothing distinctly.
As she applied herself to set the tea-things, Joe peeped down at me over his leg, as if he were mentally casting me and himself up, and calculating what kind of pair we practically should make, under the grievous circumstances foreshadowed.
At last, one afternoon, she arrived very late, with her face so desperately pale and her eyes so desperately red, that Raoul resolved to go to all lengths, including that which he foreshadowed when he blurted out that he would not go on the North Pole expedition unless she first told him the secret of the man's voice.
Gallant, expansive, amusing, more pleased himself with the effect he produced than those (even when they were well pleased) for whom he produced it; a master of all the distinctively social virtues and a votary of all agreeable sensations; a devotee of something mysterious and sacred to which he occasionally alluded in terms more ecstatic even than those in which he spoke of the last pretty woman, and which was simply the beautiful though somewhat superannuated image of HONOR; he was irresistibly entertaining and enlivening, and he formed a character to which Newman was as capable of doing justice when he had once been placed in contact with it, as he was unlikely, in musing upon the possible mixtures of our human ingredients, mentally to have foreshadowed it.
This calm and restrained expression of his feelings foreshadowed, in some sense, their strength and their duration.
Intuitively, Rose understood that their first evening and night foreshadowed their whole lives.
A pinch of his baggy throat, between the fingers and thumbs of both hands, foreshadowed a cleaner end; and yet I could look at him; nay, it was more than I could do not to look upon that bloodless face, with the two dry blots upon the parchment, that were never withdrawn from mine.
Then, indeed, there had been cruelties and destruction that faintly foreshadowed the horrors of the aerial war.
And there rises up before me all that was there foreshadowed, and I see visions of Damon and Pythias, of life-saving crews and Red Cross nurses, of martyrs and leaders of forlorn hopes, of Father Damien, and of the Christ himself, and of all the men of earth, mighty of stature, whose strength may trace back to the elemental loins of Lop-Ear and Big-Tooth and other dim denizens of the Younger World.