forerun (v.) Old form(s): fore-run , fore-runne , fore-runnes
forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
2H4 IV.ii.82[Archbishop to Mowbray] Against ill chances men are ever merry, / But heaviness foreruns the good event
LLL IV.iii.356[Berowne to all, of the ladies] revels, dances, masques, and merry hours / Forerun fair Love, strewing her way with flowers
MM V.i.8.1[Duke to Angelo and Escalus] our soul / Cannot but yield you forth to public thanks, / Forerunning more requital
R2 II.iv.15[Captain to Salisbury, of abnormalities of nature] These signs forerun the death or fall of kings
R2 III.iv.28[Queen Isabel to her ladies] Woe is forerun with woe
RJ V.i.53[Romeo alone, of earlier thinking about poison] this same thought did but forerun my need
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