foreshadowing

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foreshadowing

  1. present participle of foreshadow

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foreshadowing ‎(plural foreshadowings)

  1. A literary device whereby an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story.
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
      As an experienced editor I disapprove of backflashes, foreshadowings and tricksy devices []

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