Part of speech: noun

A forerunner.

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Usage examples "harbinger":

  1. The division of a nation is the surest harbinger of success to its invaders, the death- blow to its Sovereign's authority, and the total destruction of that innate energy by which alone a country can obtain the dignity of its own independence. - "The Memoirs of Louis XV. and XVI., Volume 7 Being Secret Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and of an Unknown English Girl and The Princess Lamballe", Madame du Hausset, and of an Unknown English Girl and the Princess Lamballe.
  2. Sundown, elated by the righteousness of his mission as harbinger of peace, met Loring returning from one of the camps with gracious indifference to the other's gruff welcome. - "Sundown Slim", Henry Hubert Knibbs.
  3. The voice of Harbinger behind them said: " Lady- Babs!" - "The Patrician", John Galsworthy.