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  1. present participle and gerund of foreshadow

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foreshadowing (usually uncountable, plural foreshadowings)

  1. (literature, usually uncountable) A literary device whereby an author drops hints or symbolic representations of plot developments to come later in the story.
    The roses blooming before Rose herself bloomed was excellent foreshadowing.
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, London: Hodder and Stoughton, →ISBN:
      As an experienced editor I disapprove of backflashes, foreshadowings and tricksy devices []

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