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Forerun   Listen
Forerun  v. t.  (past foreran; past part. forerun; pres. part. forerunning)  
To turn before; to precede; to be in advance of (something following).
To come before as an earnest of something to follow; to introduce as a harbinger; to announce. "These signs forerun the death or fall of kings."

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"Forerun" Quotes from Famous Books

... untaught Groome, My heart's so great that Ide forerun my doome. There's no release meant, you have vowed I see To dam your soules by wilfull periury. Yet that I am my self, let these words shew: To die is naturall, tis a death I owe, And I will pay it, with a mind as free As I enjoyed in my best ...
— A Collection Of Old English Plays, Vol. IV. • Editor: A.H. Bullen

... Dei. I do think that many mysteries ascribed to our own inventions have been the courteous revelations of spirits; for those noble essences in heaven bear a friendly regard unto their fellow- nature on earth; and therefore believe that those many prodigies and ominous prognostics which forerun the ruins of states, princes, and private persons are the charitable premonitions of good angels, which more careless inquiries term but the effects ...
— Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' - an Appreciation • Alexander Whyte

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