Examples from the Web for forerunner
Melchior is the forerunner of the aunt who always gave me socks.
Turing conceived and built a computer, the forerunner of all digital computations, that cracked the code.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By contrast, Ashraf Ghani, the current forerunner in the partial second round results, got record support in Pashtun areas.Kerry Must Let the Afghan Voters Choose Their Next President|Zardasht Shams|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The organization started by Norquist is a forerunner to the Tea Party.
I see Dickens as the forerunner to people like Chaplin and Woody Allen, really.Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens! ‘Lost,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Big Love,’ ‘Veep’ Writers on His Legacy|Jace Lacob|February 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They are the sure, and even swift, forerunner of great changes.Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
Like his forerunner he leapt on the back of the hindmost sheep.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
One of the most famous of these is the legend of Theophilus, the forerunner of Faust.The Evolution of Love|Emil Lucka
The next day was a counterpart of its forerunner, except that it got more on my nerves.Wings of the Wind|Credo Harris
The tall cross is the emblem of the prophet, as a forerunner of the crucified one.Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century|Estelle M. Hurll