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herald
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Gone with the Wind
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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
  • He came and went during these months, arriving unheralded and leaving without saying good-by.
  • When she heard the whistling screams that heralded their approach, she rushed to Melanie’s room and flung herself on the bed beside her, and the two clutched each other, screaming "Oh!

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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
  • The piano was sadly out of tune but some of the chords were musical and Melanie was raising her voice to lead the others in "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!"
  • Gerald made a habit of dominating the conversation at mealtimes, and usually Scarlett, occupied with her own thoughts, scarcely heard him; but tonight she could not shut out his voice, no matter how much she strained to listen for the sound of carriage wheels that would herald Ellen’s return.

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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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