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herald

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheraldher‧ald1 /ˈherəld/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SHOW/BE A SIGN OFto be a sign of something that is going to come or happen soon 🔊 A flash of lightning heralded torrential rain. 🔊 Flashing blue lights heralded the arrival of the police.2 SAY/STATEto say publicly that someone or something will be good or importantbe heralded as something 🔊 When it opened, the hospital was heralded as a new way forward in nursing care.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
heraldHis prosecution perhaps heralds an end to the systematic corruption that has stained this government's reputation.Taxol has been heralded as a breakthrough in cancer treatment.Taxol has been heralded as a breakthrough in cancer treatment.What changes do the attacks herald for everyday life in the US?Years ago in Los Angeles, she mailed out wedding announcements to herald its purchase.In February, the first storks arrive, heralding spring.Among numerous accomplishments, he ushered in the Jazz Age and heralded the fabled Harlem Renaissance.To dread the slightest sneeze or cough that might herald the onset of polio or tuberculosis.The sound of bagpipes heralded the return of the hometown hero.The eventual interracial mix will herald the success of that process.be heralded as somethingThe party continued well into the early hours and was heralded as a great success by all.The opening of the £133m Manchester Metrolink in April was heralded as the new age of the tram.
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heraldherald2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]SHBO someone who carried messages from a ruler in the past2 herald of something
Examples from the Corpus
heraldAnd they, the despised and rejected of the earth, were both its beneficiaries and its heralds.Henry despatched his royal herald, Rouge Croix, in return.No one wants to be the bearer of bad tidings, or the herald of impending doom.Gandhi the general, Tagore the herald.As children, she and her sister Ruth had reckoned the first outing to pick primroses as the true herald of spring.
Herald, TheThe HeraldHerald, The 🔊 🔊 see Glasgow Herald, The
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Verb table
herald
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyherald
he, she, itheralds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyheralded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave heralded
he, she, ithas heralded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad heralded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill herald
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have heralded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam heralding
he, she, itis heralding
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you, we, theyare heralding
Past
I, he, she, itwas heralding
you, we, theywere heralding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been heralding
he, she, ithas been heralding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been heralding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be heralding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been heralding
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