foreboding

[ fawr-boh-ding, fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF foreboding
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But there is one subject, on which my mind is filled with foreboding.

As the fair Rosa, with foreboding doubt, had foretold, so it happened.

She was weary—weary from exertion and disappointment and foreboding.

The foreboding was not as definite, but it was always with him; he could not shake it off.

Perhaps already some foreboding of the nature of its contents was in his mind.

Instead of being glum and pessimistic and foreboding, he was chipper and enthusiastic.

He felt a sense of foreboding; nothing pleasant awaited him.

Elizabeth had a foreboding that she would never see him again.

Nor was it long before Leonore's foreboding proved itself to be right.

She could not rid herself of a feeling of foreboding and discomfort.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a predilection, portent, omen," from fore- + verbal noun from bode. Meaning "sense of something bad about to happen" is from c.1600. Old English forebodung meant "prophecy."

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