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herald

noun [C]     /ˈher.əld/
formal a sign that something will happen , change , etc.: If this first opera of the season is a herald (= sign ) of what is to come, we can expect great things.Predicting things and intuition in the past, a person who carried important messages and made announcements Messengers and people who deliver things
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