Definitions of foreshadowing

  1. Act of shadowing beforehand; anticipation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for foreshadowing

  1. No clear recognition of the truth as yet, only a dim vague foreshadowing which gradually, very gradually, took form and substance. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  2. But this was only the interlude foreshadowing the tragedy of the dawn. – Lee's Last Campaign by John C. Gorman