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herald
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A Tale of Two Cities
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as in: heralds the coming of... Define
a sign that something will happen -- especially something important and good or: announce or welcome -- especially with enthusiasm
  • Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
  • Heralded by a courier in advance, and by the cracking of his postilions’ whips, which twined snake-like about their heads in the evening air, as if he came attended by the Furies, Monsieur the Marquis drew up in his travelling carriage at the posting-house gate.

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  • Her appointment would herald a new emphasis on the environment.
  • The personal computer heralded a new age.

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as in: heralds the coming of... Define
a sign that something will happen -- especially something important and good or: announce or welcome -- especially with enthusiasm
as in: announced by herald & trumpet Define
a person who announces important news -- especially a king's representative
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