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  • v. Present participle of foreshadow.
  • n. A literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A typifying; representation by image.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
  • adj. indistinctly prophetic

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