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Sample sentences for the GRE study word prefigure

prefigure can be used as a verb

1.Thus, a blazing spear, a sword of flame, a bow, or a sheaf of arrows seen in the midnight sky, prefigured Indian warfare. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.This personage prefigured and represented in his aspect the whole dismal severity of the Puritanic code of law, which it was his business to administer in its final and closest application to the offender. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3.The Brahmins maintain that in the almost endless sculptures of that immemorial pagoda, all the trades and pursuits, every conceivable avocation of man, were prefigured ages before any of them actually came into being. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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