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prefigure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprefigurepre‧fig‧ure /ˌpriːˈfɪɡə $ -ɡjər/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalSHOW/BE A SIGN OFFUTURE to be a sign that something will happen later→ See Verb table
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prefigureThe dialectic between actual ego and ego-ideal is prefigured here in primordial form.The material in these papers is prefigured in several sets of lectures delivered in Cambridge, Mass., from 1865 on.Nietzsche's achievement is rather to have prefigured so much of twentieth-century thought.Eliot's witty 1918 truncation of an Arnoldian phrase prefigures the Hollow Men's predicament.They prefigure the society and the civilization to come.
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Verb table
prefigure
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprefigure
he, she, itprefigures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprefigured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave prefigured
he, she, ithas prefigured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad prefigured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill prefigure
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have prefigured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam prefiguring
he, she, itis prefiguring
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you, we, theyare prefiguring
Past
I, he, she, itwas prefiguring
you, we, theywere prefiguring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been prefiguring
he, she, ithas been prefiguring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been prefiguring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be prefiguring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been prefiguring
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