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But this alliance, like its forerunner, was of very short duration.
The ministry of Christ's forerunner, iii.
Ticknor, Everett and Bigelow were among the members, and were contributors to the organ of the club, the monthly Anthology and Boston Review (1803-1811), the forerunner of the North American Review.
His heart was in the work of Heeren, easily the greatest of historical critics then living, and the forerunner of the modern school; it was from this master that Bancroft caught his enthusiasm for minute pains-taking erudition.
JOHN THE BAPTIST, in the Bible, the "forerunner" of Jesus Christ in the Gospel story.