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harbinger
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
an indication of the approach of something — especially something bad
  • 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.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (76% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (49% in)

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