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Be a sign of (a future event)‘a shiver in the night air foretokening December’
gesture, sign, wave, gesticulation, cue, prompt, indicator, indication, communication, messageView synonyms
- ‘He spent much of his time swimming in nihilistic little circles and had a lethargy that some saw as foretokening an early death.’
- ‘Actually this foretokened that the formal independence of the republic would also be nullified.’
- ‘He is said to have eaten a toad as a child, an act foretokening a martial destiny.’
- ‘The Next Big Things on the Internet aren't usually foretokened by business models or white papers, said Popkin.’
- ‘So it is foretokened that a soaring development in their population may be witnessed on cotton crop across the cotton growing areas during next week.’
Old English foretācn (noun: see fore-, token).
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