forewarning


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fore·warn

 (fôr-wôrn′)
tr.v. fore·warned, fore·warn·ing, fore·warns
To warn in advance.
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Noun1.forewarning - an early warning about a future eventforewarning - an early warning about a future event
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"

forewarning

noun
An indication of impending danger or harm:
Idioms: gathering clouds, storm clouds.
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Tom heard the message with a forewarning heart; for he knew all the plan of the fugitives' escape, and the place of their present concealment;--he knew the deadly character of the man he had to deal with, and his despotic power.
But for thee I had persisted happie, had not thy pride And wandring vanitie, when lest was safe, Rejected my forewarning, and disdain'd Not to be trusted, longing to be seen Though by the Devil himself, him overweening To over-reach, but with the Serpent meeting Fool'd and beguil'd, by him thou, I by thee, To trust thee from my side, imagin'd wise, Constant, mature, proof against all assaults, And understood not all was but a shew Rather then solid vertu, all but a Rib Crooked by nature, bent, as now appears, More to the part sinister from me drawn, Well if thrown out, as supernumerarie To my just number found.
Presently I could see that she who presided was com-municating something to the Sagoth interpreter--doubt-less something to be transmitted to me which might give me a forewarning of the fate which lay in store for me.
The first forewarning of this catastrophe had reached her, on hearing that Mirabel would not return to Monksmoor.
My one last hope, that I had only felt an ordinary forewarning of danger in the presence of an ordinary enemy, was a hope destroyed for ever.
A sudden shuddering shook her from head to foot--the forewarning, it might be, of the influence which that letter, saved from destruction by a hair's-breadth, was destined to exercise on her life to come.
But when, some year or two afterwards, Moby Dick was fairly sighted from the mast-heads, Macey, the chief mate, burned with ardor to encounter him; and the captain himself being not unwilling to let him have the opportunity, despite all the archangel's denunciations and forewarnings, Macey succeeded in persuading five men to man his boat.
On earthquake forewarning, he said navigation systems like the Global Positioning System (GPS) will be used for monitoring activities on earth [seismic activities].
DG PDMA said that although floods were natural disasters and no forewarning could be issued in such cases yet damages caused by such disasters could be reduced remarkably if proper safety arrangements were put in place.
we consider whether framing through forewarning affects subsequent
Officials are reminding people that each BART passenger must have a ticket, and forewarning them that ticket vending machines may be crowded with first-time BART users and New Year's Eve revelers.
Apparently, more than a million tax returns are involved in this bifurcation process, which the IRS implemented without adequate forewarning to taxpayers or the tax return preparation and RAL industries.