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  • Mama Tataba's job, we were surprised to learn, was to live with us and earn a small stipend by doing the same work she'd done for our forerunner in the Kilanga Mission, Brother Fowles.†   (source)
  • It's the forerunner to outright hallucination.†   (source)
  • He stood back on the brick sidewalk regarding me with that grave suspicion that sooner or later crept into the faces of all mortals who-knew us for any length of time, the forerunner of death, as pallor might be to a fatal fever; and I tried to explain to him they had not been here, mother or daughter, and we must begin some search.†   (source)
  • A finger forerunning his eyes along the page.†   (source)
  • He was a famous orthodox Christian historian whose text The Prescription Against Heretics was a forerunner of the Nicene Creed.†   (source)
  • A scattering of raindrops hit the deck of the White Dragon, a forerunner of the storms that loomed on the horizon—the very horizon toward which they were sailing.†   (source)
  • In the 1600s in Russia, the forerunners of present-day roller coasters were huge blocks of ice that were fashioned into sleds, with straw or fur on the icy seat for passenger comfort.†   (source)
  • But perhaps my aunt, my forerunner, caught in a slow life, let dreams grow and fade and after some months or years went toward what persisted.†   (source)
  • In the 1600s in Russia, the forerunners of present-day roller coasters were huge blocks of ice that were fashioned into sleds, with straw or fur on the icy seat for passenger comfort.†   (source)
  • He visited a Price Club store, the forerunner of Costco, on a trip to California and came back and told my papaw, "Here's something Sam Walton will never do!"†   (source)
  • For if the Germans could commit this obscene assault on score upon score of defenseless and unsuspecting teachers, it was the forerunner of God only knew what horrors awaiting Poland in the coming years.†   (source)
  • The League of Nations was a forerunner of the United Nations.
  • Nietzsche was a forerunner of postmodernism.
  • The market crash was a forerunner of the Great Depression.
  • And he was a forerunner in all these areas?†   (source)
  • In other words, they were the forerunners of the Death Eaters, and indeed some of them became the first Death Eaters after leaving Hogwarts.†   (source)
  • But by the end of March it was evident everywhere: in the barn where three new calves bellowed and chicks the color of soft pale sunlight chirped; in the yard where the wisteria and English dogwood bushes readied themselves for their annual Easter bloom, and the fig tree budded producing the forerunners of juicy, brown fruit for which the boys and I would have to do battle with fig-loving Jack; and in the smell of the earth itself.†   (source)
  • Herder had been the forerunner, collecting folk songs from many lands under the eloquent title Voices of the People.†   (source)
  • All in all, Locke was a forerunner of many liberal ideas which later, during the period of the French Enlightenment in the eighteenth century, came into full flower.†   (source)
  • Thy benignity not only succors him who asks, but oftentimes freely foreruns the asking.†   (source)
  • I've thought since, perhaps I am only a forerunner, too.†   (source)
  • There is horror of grayness, of the death-forerunning pinch, of scandalous mouth or of fear-eyes, and of whatever is caused by no recollection of happiness and no expectation of it either.†   (source)
  • But, thank God, there was no bubble of blood at his lips—oh, those frothy red bubbles, forerunners of death that she knew so well from the dreadful day of the battle at Peachtree Creek when the wounded had died on Aunt Pitty's lawn with bloody mouths.†   (source)
  • Drawing her life from the lives of the unknown who were her forerunners, as her brother did before her, she will be born.†   (source)
  • He was the forerunner.†   (source)
  • Without those forerunners, Jane Austen and the Brontës and George Eliot could no more have written than Shakespeare could have written without Marlowe, or Marlowe without Chaucer, or Chaucer without those forgotten poets who paved the ways and tamed the natural savagery of the tongue.†   (source)
  • He was the forerunner.†   (source)
  • Discontent foreran the Two Mutinies, and more or less it lurkingly survived them.†   (source)
  • The forerunning qualm of seasickness was as nothing to this.†   (source)
  • It seemed like the forerunner of something absolutely serious, which she did not wish.†   (source)
  • No, no, doubtless he was deceived, and it was but one of those dreams that forerun death!†   (source)
  • Death approaches; and the shadow which foreruns him has thrown a softening influence over my spirit.†   (source)
  • Arabella lay facing the window, and did not at once turn her head: and Sue was wicked enough, despite her penitence, to wish for a moment that Jude could behold her forerunner now, with the daylight full upon her.†   (source)
  • The drag in his breathing which was always a forerunner of a coughing-spell warned him now; he put on coat and shoes and went outside, where his cough attacked him, had its sway, and left him.†   (source)
  • The long reaches that were like one and the same reach, monotonous bends that were exactly alike, slipped past the steamer with their multitude of secular trees looking patiently after this grimy fragment of another world, the forerunner of change, of conquest, of trade, of massacres, of blessings.†   (source)
  • Close on the rear of this came a couple of cabs, the forerunners of a long procession of flying vehicles, going for the most part to Chalk Farm station, where the North-Western special trains were loading up, instead of coming down the gradient into Euston.†   (source)
  • It was a warm evening for the time of year, and even in those gray streets of South London there was the languor of February; nature is restless then after the long winter months, grow ing things awake from their sleep, and there is a rustle in the earth, a forerunner of spring, as it resumes its eternal activities.†   (source)
  • That first vision might only too likely be the forerunner of a second; it was almost certain to be so.†   (source)
  • The mysticism of the late Middle Ages, however, had demonstrated its liberating tendency by acting as a forerunner of the Reformation—the Reformation, hee hee, which for its part had been a tangled snarl of freedom and medieval reaction.†   (source)
  • An hour of this passed, when the vibrations of feet in contact with the ground foreran the one who approached.†   (source)
  • The first cedar-tree, stunted in growth, dead at the top, was the half-way mark up the ascent, so Naab said; it was also the forerunner of other cedars which increased in number toward the summit.†   (source)
  • Besides, he had none of that intuitive knowledge of the bad which in natures not good or incompletely so foreruns experience, and therefore may pertain, as in some instances it too clearly does pertain, even to youth.†   (source)
  • This taunt brought such an expression into the face of Nicholas, that Arthur Gride plainly apprehended it to be the forerunner of his putting his threat of throwing him into the street in immediate execution; for he thrust his head out of the window, and holding tight on with both hands, raised a pretty brisk alarm.†   (source)
  • At first, he was pleased with the discovery: hoping that it might be the forerunner of his release; but such thoughts were quickly dispelled, on his sitting down to breakfast along with the Jew, who told him, in a tone and manner which increased his alarm, that he was to be taken to the residence of Bill Sikes that night.†   (source)
  • Despite his familiarity with the ascetic colonists in En-Gedi—their dress, their indifference to all worldly opinion, their constancy to vows which gave them over to every imaginable suffering of body, and separated them from others of their kind as absolutely as if they had not been born like them—and notwithstanding he had been notified on the way to look for a Nazarite whose simple description of himself was a Voice from the Wilderness—still Ben-Hur's dream of the King who was to be so great and do so much had colored all his thought of him, so that he never doubted to find in the forerunner some sign or token of the goodliness and royalty he was announcing.†   (source)
  • It will be the forerunner also of other interesting events: your sister's marriage, and your taking orders.†   (source)
  • Seen in advance of all the other indications, the puffs of vapour they spouted, seemed their forerunning couriers and detached flying outriders.†   (source)
  • But the appearance of June, bearing a white flag, and accompanied by the French officer and Muir, stayed the hands of all, and was the forerunner of another parley.†   (source)
  • As soon as Rivenoak perceived the girl, she was recognised, and calling to two or three of the younger warriors, the chief sent them out to reconnoitre, lest her appearance should be the forerunner of another attack.†   (source)
  • I feel in every limb the presage
    Forerunning the grand Walpurgis-Night:
    Day after to-morrow brings its message,
    And one keeps watch then with delight.†   (source)
  • He found the night dark, and the heavens charged with threatening vapour, which in that climate was the infallible forerunner of a gust.†   (source)
  • The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board.†   (source)
  • The demonstration was the forerunner of those in which, scarce thirty years later, under rule of the factions, the Holy City was torn to pieces; it was quite as great in numbers, as fanatical and bloodthirsty; boiled and raved, and had in it exactly the same elements—servants, camel-drivers, marketmen, gate-keepers, gardeners, dealers in fruits and wines, proselytes, and foreigner†   (source)
  • On examination, he found the fore-finger extended, as if in the act of writing in the sand, with the following incomplete sentence, nearly illegible, but yet in a state to be deciphered: "Captain, it is true, as I am a gentle—" He had either died, or fallen into a sleep, the forerunner of his death, before the latter word was finished.†   (source)
  • As when the open ocean rises in a leaden smooth ground swell, forerunner of high winds; a rocking swell, directionless, that neither rolls nor breaks until the blow comes on from Zeus: just so the old man pondered, with divided mind, whether to turn toward the Danaan mass or find and join Lord Marshal Agamemnon.†   (source)
  • It was a "self-service" store, a primitive forerunner of the supermarket, the first expression of an idea whose time had not yet come.†   (source)
  • Against ill chances men are ever merry; But heaviness foreruns the good event.†   (source)
  • O, this same thought did but forerun my need;
    And this same needy man must sell it me.†   (source)
  • Chapter x. Showing the truth of many observations of Ovid, and of other more grave writers, who have proved beyond contradiction, that wine is often the forerunner of incontinency.†   (source)
  • We have made inquiry of you; and we hear Such goodness of your justice that our soul Cannot but yield you forth to public thanks, Forerunning more requital.†   (source)
  • First, from the park let us conduct them thither; Then homeward every man attach the hand Of his fair mistress: in the afternoon We will with some strange pastime solace them, Such as the shortness of the time can shape; For revels, dances, masks, and merry hours, Forerun fair Love, strewing her way with flowers.†   (source)
  • Thither, winged with speed,
    A numerous brigade hastened: as when bands
    Of pioneers, with spade and pickaxe armed,
    Forerun the royal camp, to trench a field,
    Or cast a rampart.†   (source)
  • The four strangers seek for you, madam, to take their leave; and there is a forerunner come from a fifth, the Prince of Morocco, who brings word the Prince his master will be here to-night.†   (source)
  • O Eve, some further change awaits us nigh,
    Which Heaven, by these mute signs in Nature, shows
    Forerunners of his purpose; or to warn
    Us, haply too secure, of our discharge
    From penalty, because from death released
    Some days: how long, and what till then our life,
    Who knows?†   (source)
  • Perfect calms at sea are always suspected by the experienced mariner to be the forerunners of a storm, and I know some persons, who, without being generally the devotees of superstition, are apt to apprehend that great and unusual peace or tranquillity will be attended with its opposite.†   (source)
  • And now on Earth the seventh
    Evening arose in Eden, for the sun
    Was set, and twilight from the east came on,
    Forerunning night; when at the holy mount
    Of Heaven's high-seated top, the imperial throne
    Of Godhead, fixed for ever firm and sure,
    The Filial Power arrived, and sat him down
    With his great Father; for he also went
    Invisible, yet staid, (such privilege
    Hath Omnipresence) and the work ordained,
    Author and End of all things; and, from work
    No†   (source)
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