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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.
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The Lakkhana-sutta of the Digha-nikaya even goes so far as to relate the Buddha's possession of all four assemblies of disciples to one of his thirty-two superior bodily marks, which according to tradition are embodiments of a Buddha's virtues and foretokens at his birth of his being destined to become a fully awakened teacher.
The following textual analysis examines the ghostly presence of the urban "specter" in "Delta Autumn," which, as the root of the word from the Latin term specere meaning "to look, see" implies, reveals itself through visible foretokens of change ("Specter").
This wandering leads to Savva's encounter with the devil and foretokens both the aimlessness and the grim outcome of his longer adventure journey.