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precursor
used in As I Lay Dying

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an indication of (or contributing factor to) something to come

or in chemistry:  a substance from which another substance is formed — especially by a metabolic reaction
  • He is looking down at her peaceful, rigid face fading into the dusk as though darkness were a precursor of the ultimate earth, until at last the face seems to float detached upon it, lightly as the reflection of a dead leaf.
    Section 12 — Darl (5) (57% in)

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