early warning


advance notice of some impending event or development

Nearby words

  1. early renaissance,
  2. early saxifrage,
  3. early sunday morning,
  4. early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,
  5. early to bed, early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise),
  6. early warning system,
  7. early wood,
  8. early, jubal anderson,
  9. early-type star,
  10. early-warning system

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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|DAILY BEAST
  • At their best, these hosts are self-described entertainers, occasional provocateurs, and early-warning systems.

    Running Away From Rush|Matt Latimer|October 27, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • 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?|Will Doig|October 29, 2008|DAILY BEAST