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The Weekly Standard foreshadowed a change on the right, away from skepticism about government and toward more nationalistic conservatism.
Gregory's life foreshadowed the path of suffering that has marked the history of the Armenian Church.
Lancelot Andrewes, the subject of a sensitive portrait by Peter Lake, was a major court preacher without ever dominating the ecclesiastical policy of this reign, though he foreshadowed the policies of the next.
The disastrous flood that occurs at the end of George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, for example, is foreshadowed by many references to the river and to water in general throughout the book.
It was foreshadowed in a prelude to the performance during which a magician poured a pitcher of milk into ever smaller glasses until it disappeared, leaving a pea in his hand.
Although the events of 1956 continue to be studied and debated, the Hungarian Uprising is viewed as the tear in the Iron Curtain that foreshadowed the end of the Soviet bloc.
that foreshadowed a recent larger-scale identity theft at the personal information databank was sentenced Monday to 5 1/2 years in prison.
Irene Sullivan's arrival is foreshadowed seductively, so that when she does appear and chooses the younger brother over the older, this reader was understanding and ready.
The people knew that the spoliation and desecration of the monasteries foreshadowed the spoliation and desecration of their parish churches.
This too is foreshadowed in some of Homer's digressive interpolations.
In the Bay area, a cluster of moderate earthquakes foreshadowed the Loma Prieta quake.
Writing and reporting on local and national politics, arts, music, film, dance, and theater, the Voice has foreshadowed virtually every important cultural and political trend.