presignify


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pre·sig·ni·fy

 (prē-sĭg′nə-fī′)
tr.v. pre·sig·ni·fied, pre·sig·ni·fy·ing, pre·sig·ni·fies
To indicate or signify beforehand; foreshadow.

presignify

(priːˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to signify beforehand; foreshadow; foretell

presignify


Past participle: presignified
Gerund: presignifying

Imperative
presignify
presignify
Present
I presignify
you presignify
he/she/it presignifies
we presignify
you presignify
they presignify
Preterite
I presignified
you presignified
he/she/it presignified
we presignified
you presignified
they presignified
Present Continuous
I am presignifying
you are presignifying
he/she/it is presignifying
we are presignifying
you are presignifying
they are presignifying
Present Perfect
I have presignified
you have presignified
he/she/it has presignified
we have presignified
you have presignified
they have presignified
Past Continuous
I was presignifying
you were presignifying
he/she/it was presignifying
we were presignifying
you were presignifying
they were presignifying
Past Perfect
I had presignified
you had presignified
he/she/it had presignified
we had presignified
you had presignified
they had presignified
Future
I will presignify
you will presignify
he/she/it will presignify
we will presignify
you will presignify
they will presignify
Future Perfect
I will have presignified
you will have presignified
he/she/it will have presignified
we will have presignified
you will have presignified
they will have presignified
Future Continuous
I will be presignifying
you will be presignifying
he/she/it will be presignifying
we will be presignifying
you will be presignifying
they will be presignifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been presignifying
you have been presignifying
he/she/it has been presignifying
we have been presignifying
you have been presignifying
they have been presignifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been presignifying
you will have been presignifying
he/she/it will have been presignifying
we will have been presignifying
you will have been presignifying
they will have been presignifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been presignifying
you had been presignifying
he/she/it had been presignifying
we had been presignifying
you had been presignifying
they had been presignifying
Conditional
I would presignify
you would presignify
he/she/it would presignify
we would presignify
you would presignify
they would presignify
Past Conditional
I would have presignified
you would have presignified
he/she/it would have presignified
we would have presignified
you would have presignified
they would have presignified
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But because the narrator's use of the images here presignify those of Brick's in the story, they can only serve to foreshadow the alcoholic's half-poetic, half-scatological analogy of how he plans on recovering his Freudian phallus and thus counters any attempt to see them as forming a metonymic continuum with Brick's.