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Other Prefigure Definition

[v] indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
[v] imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"

Misc. Definitions

\Pre*fig"ure\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prefigured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prefiguring}.] [F. pr['e]figurer, or L. praefigurare, praefiguratum; prae before + figurare to figure. See {Figure}, and cf. {Prefigurate}.] To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and similitudes; to foreshadow. ``Whom all the various types prefigured.'' --South.

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