• (British) IPA: /fɔːˈʃəʊ/, /fɔəˈʃəʊ/

foreshow (foreshows, present participle foreshowing; past foreshowed, past participle foreshown)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To show in advance; to foretell, predict.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To foreshadow or prefigure.
    • 1841, Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu, The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England:
      But if the rays break forth out of the middle, or dispersed, and its exterior body, or the out parts of it, be covered with clouds, it foreshows great tempests both of wind and rain.

foreshow (plural foreshows)

  1. (obsolete) A manifestation in advance; a prior indication.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.139:
      The fore-shew of their inclination whilest they are young is so uncertaine […] that it is very hard, (yea for the wisest) to ground any certaine judgement […].

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