foretoken

Definitions

  • (verb-transitive): To indicate or give warning of beforehand; presage.
  • (noun): An advance sign; a warning.

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Wordnet definitions

  • (noun): an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"

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  • Yet in that short, hopeful moment, she had felt him so near to her that it was as if his spirit had floated over the sea unto her, -- what is called a foretoken (_pressigne_) in Breton land; and she listened still more attentively to the steps outside, trusting that some one might come to her to speak of him.

  • Yet in that short, hopeful moment she had felt him so near to her, that it was as if his spirit had floated over the sea unto her, what is called a foretoken (_pressigne_) in Breton land; and she listened still more attentively to the steps outside, trusting that some one might come to her to speak of him.

  • The first foretoken evidence of BPH is the frequency of requisite to urinate.

  • They say that eclipses foretoken misfortune, because misfortunes are common, so that, as evil happens so often, they often foretell it; whereas if they said that they predict good fortune, they would often be wrong.

  • In one of his Advent sermons he said, "The heathen write that the comet may arise from natural causes, but God creates not one that does not foretoken a sure calamity."

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