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herald
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The Return of the King
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as in: announced by herald & trumpet Define
a person who announces important news -- especially a king's representative
  • Then Aragorn set trumpeters at each of the four roads that ran into the ring of trees, and they blew a great fanfare, and the heralds cried aloud...

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  • The king’s herald announced it this morning.
  • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

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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
  • At least he should come unheralded by us.

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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
  • ’Then call the heralds, Eomer,’ said Theoden.
  • ’I am a herald and ambassador, and may not be assailed!’ he cried.

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  • For that is true, even though he has not yet sat upon the throne; and it will give the Enemy more thought, if the heralds use that name.
  • And thereafter thrice a day the heralds proclaimed the coming of the King Elessar.
  • When all was ordered, the Captains rode forth towards the Black Gate with a great guard of horsemen and the banner and heralds and trumpeters.
  • They came within cry of the Morannon, and unfurled the banner, and blew upon their trumpets; and the heralds stood out and sent their voices up over the battlement of Mordor.
  • There was Gandalf as chief herald, and Aragorn with the sons of Elrond, and Eomer of Rohan, and Imrahil; and Legolas and Gimli and Peregrin were bidden to go also, so that all the enemies of Mordor should have a witness.
  • Then Aragorn let the trumpets be blown; and heralds cried: ’Behold the King Elessar is come! The Forest of Druadan he gives to Ghan-buri-ghan and to his folk, to be their own for ever; and hereafter let no man enter it without their leave!’ Then the drums rolled loudly, and were silent.
  • Ever and anon Gandalf let blow the trumpets, and the heralds would cry: "The Lords of Gondor are come!

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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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