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foretoken Line breaks: fore|to¦ken
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈtəʊk(ə)n/

Definition of foretoken in English:

verb

[with object] literary
Be a sign of (a future event): a shiver in the night air foretokening December
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  • Actually this foretokened that the formal independence of the republic would also be nullified.
  • The Next Big Things on the Internet aren't usually foretokened by business models or white papers, said Popkin.
  • He is said to have eaten a toad as a child, an act foretokening a martial destiny.

Origin

Old English foretācn (noun: see fore-, token).

Words that rhyme with foretoken

awoken, bespoken, betoken, broken, oaken, outspoken, plain-spoken, ryokan, spoken, token, woken

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