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  • v. Present participle of forerun.

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Examples

  • The greatest novel of the fascist personality is Heinrich Mann's Der Untertan; Roth's novel partakes of some of this forerunning novel's deep psychological insight into how the authoritarian personality takes over; a skeptical Herman Roth is always easily outmaneuvered by a juvenile Sandy.

    Anis Shivani: The Best Books of the Decade

  • A tenured University Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, author, esteemed community leader, and forerunning advocate for Latino educational leaders, Gil-Garcia is a three time Fulbright scholar and an internationally acclaimed professional.

    Esther J. Cepeda: Chicago Latino List 2009: Ten Who Are Making a Big Difference For us All

  • I've seen George McGovern and he is a very impressive man and he was an outstanding candidate who missed being our president in large part because he was torpedoed by Eagleton's lying (the forerunning cause of today's thorough vetting process) and the fact that Watergate had only just begun starting to smell on Election Day, 1972.

    McCain's Hero Petraeus: "I Do Think You Have To Talk To Enemies"

  • “We hear and we obey,” answered they and turning back to their braves did his bidding and spread themselves about the sides of the valley in the twilight forerunning the dawn.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And yet, in this princeliest of cities so to be selected by the noblest citizens as worthy of highest privilege, argues, methinks conclusively, an excellence forerunning exercise of rule. 4

    Agesilaus

  • And I might go into academia, that's kind of a forerunning option for me.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2004

  • But those are kind of my forerunning possibilities right now.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2004

  • Seen in advance of all the other indications, the puffs of vapor they spouted, seemed their forerunning couriers and detached flying outriders.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • He knew, as Cerdic had known without saying it, that such an agreement could not so readily have been reached with the victor of Badon and its forerunning battles.

    The Wicked Day

  • That we also have a hand in that guilt, forerunning such providences so far as there is any thing penal in them.

    The Sermons of John Owen

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