Definition of forerunner:
presage, brassica, outrider, the annals of something, precede, progenitor, date back to, root, harbinger, prognostication, historical, omen, bush, trumpeter, portent, presager, antecedent, sign, show, augury, cactus, those were the days, granddaddy, prognostic, precursor, herald, bean, prefigurement, early, daddy, historically, foresight, foretoken, rewrite history, retrospective, cereal, clone, climber, angel, bedding plant, ascendant, alpine, in retrospect, warn, ascendent, annual.
- original (part of speech: noun)
- precursor (part of speech: noun)
- "Rural Life and the Rural School", Joseph Kennedy.
The Prince, from what I can now collect, has very moderate abilities; yet is so well disposed, that Count Bernstorff finds him as tractable as he could wish; for I consider the Count as the real sovereign, scarcely behind the curtain; the Prince having none of that obstinate self- sufficiency of youth, so often the forerunner of decision of character.- "Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark", Mary Wollstonecraft.
- "Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia", Carrie Hunter Willis Etta Belle Walker.