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forerunner
used in The Merchant of Venice

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Definition
something (or someone) preceding and influencing another development

or:

something that indicates what will later happen
  • 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.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house (93% in)

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