foretoken


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fore·to·ken

 (fôr-tō′kən)
tr.v. fore·to·kened, fore·to·ken·ing, fore·to·kens
To indicate or give warning of beforehand; presage.
n. (fôr′tō′kən)
An advance sign; a warning.

foretoken

n
a sign of a future event
vb
(tr) to foreshadow

fore•to•ken

(n. ˈfɔrˌtoʊ kən, ˈfoʊr-; v. fɔrˈtoʊ kən, foʊr-)

n.
1. a sign of a future event; omen; forewarning.
v.t.
2. to foreshadow.
[before 900]

foretoken


Past participle: foretokened
Gerund: foretokening

Imperative
foretoken
foretoken
Present
I foretoken
you foretoken
he/she/it foretokens
we foretoken
you foretoken
they foretoken
Preterite
I foretokened
you foretokened
he/she/it foretokened
we foretokened
you foretokened
they foretokened
Present Continuous
I am foretokening
you are foretokening
he/she/it is foretokening
we are foretokening
you are foretokening
they are foretokening
Present Perfect
I have foretokened
you have foretokened
he/she/it has foretokened
we have foretokened
you have foretokened
they have foretokened
Past Continuous
I was foretokening
you were foretokening
he/she/it was foretokening
we were foretokening
you were foretokening
they were foretokening
Past Perfect
I had foretokened
you had foretokened
he/she/it had foretokened
we had foretokened
you had foretokened
they had foretokened
Future
I will foretoken
you will foretoken
he/she/it will foretoken
we will foretoken
you will foretoken
they will foretoken
Future Perfect
I will have foretokened
you will have foretokened
he/she/it will have foretokened
we will have foretokened
you will have foretokened
they will have foretokened
Future Continuous
I will be foretokening
you will be foretokening
he/she/it will be foretokening
we will be foretokening
you will be foretokening
they will be foretokening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foretokening
you have been foretokening
he/she/it has been foretokening
we have been foretokening
you have been foretokening
they have been foretokening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foretokening
you will have been foretokening
he/she/it will have been foretokening
we will have been foretokening
you will have been foretokening
they will have been foretokening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foretokening
you had been foretokening
he/she/it had been foretokening
we had been foretokening
you had been foretokening
they had been foretokening
Conditional
I would foretoken
you would foretoken
he/she/it would foretoken
we would foretoken
you would foretoken
they would foretoken
Past Conditional
I would have foretokened
you would have foretokened
he/she/it would have foretokened
we would have foretokened
you would have foretokened
they would have foretokened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foretoken - an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
war cloud - an ominous sign that war threatens
omen, portent, prognostic, prognostication, presage, prodigy - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

foretoken

verb
To give an indication of something in advance:
noun
A phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil:
Idiom: writing on the wall.
References in periodicals archive ?
Furthermore, even the TheravAda commentary on this discourse explains each aspect of the event at his birth, including the proclamation, as a foretoken of the Buddha's later attainments (Nrinamoli and Bodhi 2001: 1336 n.
Jo breaks away confused and angry, but the ritual passing of the daughter from father to husband has been accomplished--a foretoken of the wedding the film will later elide (just as in Late Spring).
But investors continued to buy government bonds on the belief the rally does not foretoken a full-fledged recovery in equity prices and that the gloomy prospects for the Japanese economy will persist, dealers said.