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Signs of how things are or what may happen in the future - synonyms or related words

sign

noun

something that suggests that a good or bad thing will happen in the future

signal

noun

a fact, event, or action that shows what someone intends to do or shows what is likely to happen

indication

noun

a sign that something will happen, is true, or exists

symptom

noun

a sign of a larger problem

omen

noun

a sign that you believe shows whether good or bad things will happen in the future

foretaste

noun

an example of something that will happen in the future to a greater degree

litmus test

noun

an event, decision etc that provides a clear sign of what someone is really like or what their intentions are

preview

noun

something that gives an idea of what a future event will be like

promise

noun

literary

a sign that something is likely to happen

intimation

noun

formal

a suggestion or sign that something is likely to happen

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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