- advance notice of some impending event or development
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Examples from the Web for early-warning
I would later learn this type of cruel behavior is often the first early-warning sign of developing schizophrenia in children.Mother of a 'Monster'
Jeannette Halton-Tiggs, Mansfield Frazier
January 10, 2011
At their best, these hosts are self-described entertainers, occasional provocateurs, and early-warning systems.Running Away From Rush
October 27, 2009
Early voting is the early-warning system as the hurricane is coming,” he says, “and this year it looks like a category 5.Has Obama Already Won?
October 29, 2008