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harbinger of things to come

 and portent of things to come; sign of things to come
a sample of the events that are to occur in the future. The first cuts in our budget are a harbinger of things to come. Today's visit from the auditors is a portent of things to come.
See also: come, of, thing
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He was a little prone to play the prophet, and to deal in signs and portents, which occasionally excited the merriment of his white comrades.
By them I lost not what I lost; rather by them I gained what I have gained, and with them dwell Copartner in these regions of the World, If not disposer--lend them oft my aid, Oft my advice by presages and signs, And answers, oracles, portents, and dreams, Whereby they may direct their future life.
blown about by the viewless winds'--coming in the storm and darkness with signs and portents, hints of memory and presages of doom?
I asked, with the amused feeling that the days of wonders and portents had not passed away yet.
Selon les representants de l'APW d'Alger, les fouilles illicites et les decharges sauvages portent atteinte a [beaucoup moins que] l'unique site archeologique de valeur dans la wilaya [beaucoup plus grand que], qui comprend actuellement le fort turc, des reservoirs d'eau, une eglise, l'abside d'une basilique, des thermes et des vestiges du port antique romain.
Songs such as "I Am Morbid,'' "Immortal Rites,'' "Maze of Torment,'' "Chapel of Ghouls'' and "Fall From Grace'' ring with portent propulsion and force.
Il a exprime l'espoir que les gens de l'Etat , qui portent des armes , d'entendre aux appels lances par les citoyens qui ont souffert de la guerre en renouvelant la volonte du gouvernement de negocier la prochaine ronde affirmant qu'ils n'ont pas encore recu une notification du President du mecanisme africaine de haut niveau sur la fixation de sa date.
Damascus, (SANA) -- President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received a cable from the scholars and Imams of Syria in which they expressed hope that God's blessing of rain and snow in response to the prayers for rain is a portent of things to come.
It could be a portent of health problems as adults.
S'agissant du Pilier I qui vise le developpement d'une agriculture moderne a haute valeur ajoutee qui repond aux regles du marche en s'appuyant sur les investissements prives a travers le financement de 700 a 900 projets d'un cout total de 110 a 150 MMDH, nombreux projets mobilisant des investissements de l'ordre de 600 MDH sont programmes au niveau de la province d'Errachidia et portent sur une superficie globale de 5.
Ils portent leur ame en main pour proteger le sol de la patrie, n'ayant autre objectif que la prevalence de l'interet supreme de l'Etat.
The miss could be a portent of other technology performance in coming weeks.
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Ils portent, au niveau de l'activite de peche, sur 25 navires de peche dont 20 cotiers et 5 RSW, et au niveau de l'activite de valorisation, sur 32 unites industrielles, dont 14 conserveries, 17 unites de congelation et une unite de fabrication de l'huile pour consommation humaine, precise le communique.
The full moon is not dangerous in itself," they conclude in the July 20 issue of PLoS ONE, "but is instead a portent of the darkness to come.