[fawr-shad-oh, fohr-] /fɔrˈʃæd oʊ, foʊr-/

verb (used with object)
to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure:
Political upheavals foreshadowed war.
(transitive) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage

1570s, from fore- + shadow (v.); the notion is of a shadow thrown before an advancing material object as an image of something suggestive of what is to come. Related: Foreshadowed; foreshadowing.

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