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foretoken

[noun fawr-toh-kuh n, fohr-; verb fawr-toh-kuh n, fohr-] /noun ˈfɔrˌtoʊ kən, ˈfoʊr-; verb fɔrˈtoʊ kən, foʊr-/
noun
1.
a sign of a future event; omen; forewarning.
verb (used with object)
2.
to foreshadow.
Origin of foretoken
900
before 900; Middle English fortokne, Old English foretācn. See fore-, token
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  • Small numbers are not a sign of weakness and do not foretoken defeat.

    The Bible Period by Period

    Josiah Blake Tidwell
  • What are the literary tidings from modern Greece that seem to foretoken close at hand a signal renascence of Greek literature?

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882 The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
British Dictionary definitions for foretoken

foretoken

noun (ˈfɔːˌtəʊkən)
1.
a sign of a future event
verb (fɔːˈtəʊkən)
2.
(transitive) to foreshadow
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