1. prefiguration, foreshadowing, adumbration, prediction, anticipation, prevision

usage: the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand


1. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal

usage: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"


1. adumbrative, foreshadowing, prefigurative, prophetic (vs. unprophetic), prophetical

usage: indistinctly prophetic

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