harbinger (n.) Old form(s): harbenger, Herbenger, Herbinger
forerunner, herald, precursor
CE III.ii.12[Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger
Ham I.i.122[Horatio to Marcellus and Barnardo, of ominous events] As harbingers preceding still the fates
Mac I.iv.46[Macbeth to King] I'll be myself the harbinger and make joyful / The hearing of my wife with your approach
Mac V.vi.10[Macduff to all, of the trumpets] Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death
MND III.ii.380[Puck to Oberon] yonder shines Aurora's harbinger
Phoen.5[of the screech-owl] thou shrieking harbinger
TNK I.i.8[Boy singing of Primrose] Merry springtime's harbinger
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