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foreshadowing

[ fawr-shad-oh-ing ]
/ ˌfɔrˈʃæd oʊ ɪŋ /
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noun

an indication of something that will happen in the future, often used as a literary device to hint at or allude to future plot developments: The gothic novel uses foreshadowing to build suspense.

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Origin of foreshadowing

First recorded in 1845–50; foreshadow + -ing1
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