Usage examples for harbingers

  1. Here, with their gracious, hopeful message, were the first harbingers of spring. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  2. Although treated respectfully by those who guarded them, they were filled with trepidation, for they believed the execrations of the populace the harbingers of their fate. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. Many ships which had been detained in the North Sea by the east wind were approaching the city, with their various colored flags floating on the breeze, while, far as the eye could reach, the broad expanse of water was covered with sails, and still, in the dim horizon, mast after mast seemed to arise from the waves as harbingers of an immense flotilla. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience