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Expectation SettingPlay
Herald often creates anticipation for future events or changes. SlideDark clouds on the horizon herald an approaching storm.
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Figurative UsePlay
Used metaphorically, 'herald' signifies a first sign or indication. SlideThe first robin is often heralded as a sign of spring.
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Positive ConnotationPlay
Herald can carry a positive tone, implying good news or welcome developments. SlideAn uptick in the economy is heralded as a time of prosperity.