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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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000 agriculteurs, ces projets portent sur le repeuplement des oasis traditionnelles (200.
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Let's hope the re- enactment is not a portent of what could befall the city that resembles a dust bowl today.
Ses travaux portent presentement sur la place de la religion dans le discours politique des autochtones au Canada et sur la reconnaissance sociale et juridique des mariages religieux dans le cadre du multiculturalisme canadien.
The team was wearing black - a portent of things to come maybe?
This was a rich portent indeed for this man who would enter the Catholic Church 22 years later at the age of 49.
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But hiPA has been a welcome portent of the season, even before global warming became so evident.
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Parish relief officials supplemented outdoor relief with indoor relief in workhouses, a portent of the Poor Law reforms of 1834.
As previously noted in these pages (see "Another Portent of Draft Revival" in our April 4 issue), the framework for draft revival will probably resemble a proposal outlined in "The Case for the Draft," an essay by Captain Phillip Carter, U.
In this world Noriko is the Awakening, a portent of the Sky Demon's coming, and all the nations send their soldiers to retrieve her.
For Cross, the portent was clear: "Maybe I need to raise my prices, too," he says.
He soon launched his own label, Portent Records, and sister imprint, Portent Plus.
David Wright's Mental Disease in Victorian England may be a portent of things to come.