a sign that something will happen -- especially something important and good
announce or welcome -- especially with enthusiasm
Her appointment would herald a new emphasis on the environment.
The personal computer heralded a new age.
There are few who cannot recall that day and remember the one little incident which heralded the dawn of a new life.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- A Study In Scarlet
School- days were ended, and the mystic function known to the initiated as "graduation" was about to be celebrated; it was even now heralded by the sun dawning in the eastern sky.
Kate Douglas Wiggin -- Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
At least he should come unheralded by us.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Return of the King
Heralded by the growl of diesel engines, the rumble and squeak of axles, the whine of air brakes.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
Had the appearance of the pigeon heralded the changes that took hold of their lives?
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
I took a step back and stared at it for a while, trying to make the little black ring bear some of the weight of what it heralded.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
She had tasted freedom, come so close to it, and nowCelaena screamed as excruciating pain shot down her back, barely heralded by the crack of the whip.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
An agitation in the air, a sudden thickening of the light around the planet, heralded the onset of smoke, borne earthward by the circulation of cool night wind.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
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Another flash from outside heralded the sudden breaking of the storm, and a thundering rain smashed down on the slates of the roof.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
It chirps a few times, sounding out a proud melody, heralding what must be the entrance of the king.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
Dooryard gardens reached for spring, with brave blooms opening in wild blues, sassy oranges, delicate whites, topped here and there by the heralding trumpets of daffodils.
Nora Roberts -- Dark Witch
Those mountains heralded the approach of my desideratum.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
Early scientists heralded one-point-six-one-eight as the Divine Proportion.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
The winds of wrath came driving him, and blindly in the foam he fled from west to east and errandless, unheralded he homeward sped.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
The confrontation, which brought relief, had come on an ordinary unheralded evening.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The obituary says she was well known among Athens’s artistic community for her charity work, her wit, her sense of style, her lavish parties, and her willingness to take chances on unheralded playwrights.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
The sound, not unlike the rat-a-tat-tat of parade drums, heralded Hickock’s arrival.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
A Greek would have known what the extinction of those lights heralded.
Homer -- The Odyssey
He hated those well-heralded successes which are talked of long in advance and have had the bloom brushed off.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
He came and went during these months, arriving unheralded and leaving without saying good-by.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
This alone heralded an interesting development, and nobody was surprised when the woman began by claiming, "I know who murdered Olof Palme."
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
An oath from Perrault, the resounding impact of a club upon a bony frame, and a shrill yelp of pain, heralded the breaking forth of pandemonium.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
Then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship’s water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowels’ wards.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
So, when Hubble shocked the world by scientifically proving the Big Bang was accurate, the church claimed victory, heralding this as proof that the Bible was scientifically accurate.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
The opening notes of the music that heralded the seven o’clock news reached Harry’s ears and his stomach turned over.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
Then a noble anthem swept the Abbey with its rich waves of sound; and thus heralded and welcomed, Tom Canty was conducted to the throne.
Mark Twain -- The Prince and The Pauper
The dawns were heralded by the descent of a chill stillness; the woodcutters slept, their fires burned low; the snapping of a twig would make you start.
Joseph Conrad -- Heart of Darkness
Everything heralded the approaching rains.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
A bone-biting cold heralded the arrival of true night.
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
Pure Dawn had reached Olympos’ mighty side, heralding day for Zeus and all the gods, as Agamemnon, the Lord Marshal, met his clarion criers and directed them to call the unshorn,Akhaians to full assembly.
Homer -- The Iliad
Nature has taught the beasts of the field to fly when some, unheralded danger threatens.
Theodore Dreiser -- Sister Carrie
I was stepping leisurely across the court after breakfast, drinking the chill of the air with pleasure, when I was seized again with those indescribable sensations that heralded the change; and I had but the time to gain the shelter of my cabinet, before I was once again raging and freezing with the passions of Hyde.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
But there was always one a little bolder than the rest, who came up very close, whose movement was impossible to detect, and as you waited there, your back turned, counting the regulation Ten, you knew, with a fatal terrifying certainty, that before long, before even the Ten was counted, this bold player would pounce upon you from behind, unheralded, unseen, with a scream of triumph.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
The translation was old-fashioned and very hard to read, but to her utter amazement, the text and drawings clearly outlined the exact same universe heralded by modern superstring theory—a ten-dimensional universe of resonating strings.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
He knew for certain now why the strange gift had been made, knew what it signified: the prelude to a jamboree, the dressing-up that heralded the start of a ritual dance.
James Vance Marshall -- Walkabout
However, Amanda knew that the level of doubt in his tone heralded another disappointment for Oz.
David Baldacci -- Wish You Well
How strange that Georgia, the world-heralded refuge of poor debtors, should bind her own to sloth and misfortune as ruthlessly as ever England did!
W. E. B. Du Bois -- The Souls of Black Folk
It was as though the sirens heralded the presence of some cont rolling mechanism—a thing we would do well not to provoke with our contentiousness and spilled food.
Don DeLillo -- White Noise
To his left, in the east, an orange glow heralded the sun.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
And then it happened, slowly, subtly, no heralding trumpets, an entrance devoid of drama.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Supremacy
CHAPTER XXXI THEIR night came unheralded.
Sinclair Lewis -- Main Street
I had the privilege of rattling cages and knocking on doors in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, of exposing fools and heralding saints.
Steve Lopez -- The Soloist
What was I doing embroiled in this convoluted intrigue? A few days after I spoke with Helen, on a December morning that heralded the onset of a bitter winter, the doorbell rang.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
The butcher’s cart, with its snowy canopy, was an acceptable object; so was the fish-cart, heralded by its horn; so, likewise, was the countryman’s cart of vegetables, plodding from door to door, with long pauses of the patient horse, while his owner drove a trade in turnips, carrots, summer-squashes, string-beans, green peas, and new potatoes, with half the housewives of the neighborhood.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The House of the Seven Gables
Mr Folair having obligingly confided these particulars to Nicholas, left him to mingle with his fellows; the work of personal introduction was completed by Mr Vincent Crummles, who publicly heralded the new actor as a prodigy of genius and learning.
Charles Dickens -- Nicholas Nickleby
At times, after reading these accounts he had pictured to himself, even when he was off somewhere with Roberta at some unheralded resort, Gilbert Griffiths racing in his big car, Bella, Bertine and Sondra dancing, canoeing in the moonlight, playing tennis, riding at some of the smart resorts where they were reported to be.
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
Twice a week for a small fee, Kochu Maria’s brother-in-law who drove the yellow municipal garbage truck in Kottayam would drive into Ayemenem (heralded by the stench of Kottayam’s refuse, which lingered long after he had gone) to divest his sister-in-law of her salary and drive the Plymouth around to keep its battery charged.