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forerun

[ fawr-ruhn, fohr- ]

verb (used with object)

, fore·ran, fore·run, fore·run·ning.
  1. to run in front of; come before; precede.
  2. to be the precursor or harbinger of; prefigure.
  3. to anticipate or foretell.
  4. to forestall.
  5. to outrun or outstrip.


forerun

/ fɔːˈrʌn /

verb

  1. to serve as a herald for
  2. to go before; precede
  3. to prevent or forestall


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Word History and Origins

Origin of forerun1

1505–15; fore- + run; probably not continuous with Middle English forerennen (intransitive) to run ahead, Old English fōryrnan
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Example Sentences

He called to his mind the various portents and prophecies which had forerun their present danger.

It cannot forerun the limitations of its day, nor anticipate the conquests and common possessions of the future.

Nor only him who asks, Thy bounty succours, but doth freely oft Forerun the asking.

But the reflexes have a machine-like fatality, and conscious aim does not forerun their execution.

The cape jasmine wore hundreds of her own white favors, whose fragrance forerun the sight.

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