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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
  • When he dines alone in chambers, as he has dined to-day, and has his bit of fish and his steak or chicken brought in from the coffee-house, he descends with a candle to the echoing regions below the deserted mansion, and heralded by a remote reverberation of thundering doors, comes gravely back encircled by an earthy atmosphere and carrying a bottle from which he pours a radiant nectar, two score and ten years old, that blushes in the glass to find itself so famous and fills the whole…

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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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unspecified meaning
  • Hirrold—Herald— Harold—Skampling—Skumpling—I beg your pardon—Skimpole.
  • Such is the assemblage of armorial bearings on coach panels that the Herald’s College might be supposed to have lost its father and mother at a blow.

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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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