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Yes, it surely must be the banshee, and what does it forebode?

What should be the next arrow from her quiver she trembled to forebode.

The expression of her face was so tragic that it seemed to forebode evil.

Perhaps—but her tone did not forebode a cheerful conversation.

If she did not appear it might forebode the very worst of disasters.

As for the sufferings which you forebode for me, they are really very tolerable.

After it, for this day, it seemed not worth while to grieve and miserably to forebode.

There are, however, several that by their cry, forebode evil.

Dorothy came reluctantly, haunted with a forebode of impending griefs.

To me, the signs of the times appear to be ominous—to forebode evil!

WORD ORIGIN

"feel a secret premonition," c.1600, from fore- + bode. Related: Foreboded; foreboding. Old English forebodian meant "to announce, declare."

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