Fore*run"ner (?), n.
A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.
Whither the forerunner in for us entered, even Jesus.
Heb. vi. 20.
My elder brothers, my forerunners, came.
A predecessor; an ancestor.
A piece of rag terminating the log line.
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