early warning


advance notice of some impending event or development

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Examples from the Web for early-warning

Contemporary Examples of early-warning

  • I would later learn this type of cruel behavior is often the first early-warning sign of developing schizophrenia in children.

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    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.

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    Running Away From Rush

    Matt Latimer

    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.

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    Has Obama Already Won?

    Will Doig

    October 29, 2008