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  • They lifted her up and admired the pink flush of her cheeks, her sapphire blue eyes, the graceful curve of her brow, harbingers of the startling beauty that would mark her in a few years' time.†   (source)
  • The harbinger of harsh reality: You're both whole wogs and I'm a half one.†   (source)
  • Keep in mind that these results reflect only a child's early test scores, a useful but fairly narrow measurement; poor testing in early childhood isn't necessarily a great harbinger of future earnings, creativity, or happiness.†   (source)
  • Harbinger of the Wolf.†   (source)
  • He comes as a harbinger.†   (source)
  • Even in your Bible, we're harbingers of doom, willing and able to destroy entire cities.†   (source)
  • They did not look at us disinterestedly, those beasts of our final year, those leering impatient harbingers.†   (source)
  • "She's heard an owl calling in the night; that's a harbinger of death.†   (source)
  • We have not crows in the barrens of my homeland, but I shall send some there, and they shall be known henceforth as harbingers of peace, not war.†   (source)
  • And, like harbingers of the coming spring, one by one motorcars started to appear on the deserted roads.†   (source)
  • They were locusts, it said, and that first man was their harbinger sent to explore the terrain.†   (source)
  • Harbinger of the Wolf The crowd stirred uneasily.†   (source)
  • I did not want to be the harbinger of the wolf.†   (source)
  • The Norns issue dire warnings, calling you the Harbinger of the Wolf.†   (source)
  • I wanted to be the harbinger of ice cream, or falafel.†   (source)
  • I thought about the Norns' prophecy, naming me a harbinger of evil.†   (source)
  • Harbingers.†   (source)
  • Closing his eyes in order to give the first spoonful its due consideration, the Count noted a suitably chilled temperature, a tad too much salt, a tad too little kvass, but a perfect expression of dill—that harbinger of summer which brings to mind the songs of crickets and the setting of one's soul at ease.†   (source)
  • He'd seen the harbinger that had come to Maester Aemon with word of summer's end, the great raven of the Citadel, white and silent as Ghost.†   (source)
  • There comes the Harbinger!†   (source)
  • I'd seen the word harbinger somewhere before, maybe in a fantasy novel, but I couldn't remember what it meant.†   (source)
  • She'd died so this monster could forge me into his harbinger—a demigod capable of attaining the Sword of Summer.†   (source)
  • I remembered what a harbinger was now: something that signaled the arrival of a powerful force, like a doorman announcing the president, or a red sky before a hurricane.†   (source)
  • This plunged the island into a mild panic and many of the mothers feared that the man was the harbinger of the law.†   (source)
  • At "sole Arabian tree" he started; at "thou shrieking harbinger" he smiled with sudden pleasure; at "every fowl of tyrant wing" the blood rushed up into his cheeks; but at "defunctive music" he turned pale and trembled with an unprecedented emotion.†   (source)
  • The hour is still distant, but I feel already those harbingers, those outriders, figures of one's friends in absence.†   (source)
  • An abundant harvest is the sign of God's grace; God's grace is the food of the soul; the lightning bolt is the harbinger of fertilizing rain, and at the same time the manifestation of the released energy of God.†   (source)
  • The whitening sky was the harbinger of day.†   (source)
  • But the moment the wind picked up, the cold cut through flesh like a knife, and when it really started blowing, as now—because that first sweeping gust had been only a harbinger—seven fur coats could not suffice to protect your bones from the horrendous icy blast.†   (source)
  • It was one of those lovely harbingers of spring, given as a sign in dreary winter that earth is not forsaken of warmth and beauty.†   (source)
  • O HARBINGER OF DAY!†   (source)
  • Not a cloud was visible, and she secretly fancied the circumstance might be taken as a harbinger of peace and security.†   (source)
  • So saying, the veteran again dropped his head to his chest, and returned slowly toward the fort, exhibiting, by the dejection of his air, to the anxious garrison, a harbinger of evil tidings.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER XXXIII IN THE SUN—A HARBINGER A week passed, and there were no tidings of Bathsheba; nor was there any explanation of her Gilpin's rig.†   (source)
  • The sun rose, the morning of her nuptials, on a day so bright and cloudless, that Inez hailed it as a harbinger of future happiness.†   (source)
  • To me, though, for a considerable period of time, I have lived chiefly in retirement, and know less of such things than most men,—even to me, the harbingers of a better era are unmistakable.†   (source)
  • He is the child of all my foregoing hours, the prophet of those to come, and the harbinger[307] of a greater friend.†   (source)
  • Then, as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination,--the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, or the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.†   (source)
  • This is not the consequence of a democratic revolution, but its certain harbinger; for an aristocracy which has lost the affections of the people, once and forever, is like a tree dead at the root, which is the more easily torn up by the winds the higher its branches have spread.†   (source)
  • Then, as well as now, generations of men were impelled forwards in the same direction to meet and struggle on the same spot; but the designs of Providence were not the same; then, every newcomer was the harbinger of destruction and of death; now, every adventurer brings with him the elements of prosperity and of life.†   (source)
  • He had that sense, or inward prophecy,—which a young man had better never have been born than not to have, and a mature man had better die at once than utterly to relinquish,—that we are not doomed to creep on forever in the old bad way, but that, this very now, there are the harbingers abroad of a golden era, to be accomplished in his own lifetime.†   (source)
  • That the long journey they had attempted to make through a broad belt of wilderness was necessarily attended with danger, both uncle and niece well knew; though neither could at once determine whether the sign that others were in their vicinity was the harbinger of good or evil.†   (source)
  • And then there came the harbingers from King Arthur for to harbour him, and his kings, dukes, earls, barons, and knights.†   (source)
  • Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
    Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.   (source)
    harbingers = indications of the approach of something
  • And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger   (source)
    harbinger = an indication of the approach of something
  • And lo, wonder of metempsychosis, it is she, the everlasting bride, harbinger of the daystar, the bride, ever virgin.†   (source)
  • …you did wed my sister for her wealth, Then for her wealth's sake use her with more kindness; Or, if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth; Muffle your false love with some show of blindness; Let not my sister read it in your eye; Be not thy tongue thy own shame's orator; Look sweet, speak fair, become disloyalty; Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger; Bear a fair presence though your heart be tainted; Teach sin the carriage of a holy saint; Be secret-false: what need she be acquainted?†   (source)
  • …Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As, stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star, Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands, Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse: And even the like precurse of fierce events,— As harbingers preceding still the fates, And prologue to the omen coming on,— Have heaven and earth together demonstrated Unto our climature and countrymen.†   (source)
  • The fame anon throughout the town is borne, How Alla king shall come on pilgrimage, By harbingers that wente him beforn, For which the senator, as was usage, Rode *him again,* and many of his lineage, *to meet him* As well to show his high magnificence, As to do any king a reverence.†   (source)
  • The heroe, being unwilling to quit his shoulder of mutton, and as unwilling to draw on himself the indignation of Mr Wilks (his brother-manager) for making the audience wait, had bribed these his harbingers to be out of the way.†   (source)
  • …on the part of Man, revolt, And disobedience: on the part of Heaven Now alienated, distance and distaste, Anger and just rebuke, and judgement given, That brought into this world a world of woe, Sin and her shadow Death, and Misery Death's harbinger: Sad task! yet argument Not less but more heroick than the wrath Of stern Achilles on his foe pursued Thrice fugitive about Troy wall; or rage Of Turnus for Lavinia disespous'd; Or Neptune's ire, or Juno's, that so long Perplexed the Greek,…†   (source)
  • And then there came the harbingers from King Arthur for to harbour him, and his kings, dukes, earls, barons, and knights.†   (source)
  • …serene, when Mr Allworthy walked forth on the terrace, where the dawn opened every minute that lovely prospect we have before described to his eye; and now having sent forth streams of light, which ascended the blue firmament before him, as harbingers preceding his pomp, in the full blaze of his majesty rose the sun, than which one object alone in this lower creation could be more glorious, and that Mr Allworthy himself presented—a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in…†   (source)
  • The rest is labor, which is not us'd for you: I'll be myself the harbinger, and make joyful The hearing of my wife with your approach; So, humbly take my leave.†   (source)
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