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synonyms for portended

  • augur
  • bespeak
  • foretell
  • predict
  • presage
  • adumbrate
  • betoken
  • bode
  • call
  • forebode
  • forecast
  • foreshow
  • forewarn
  • harbinger
  • herald
  • hint
  • omen
  • prognosticate
  • promise
  • prophesy
  • read
  • threaten
  • be in the cards
  • crystal-ball
  • foretoken
  • have a hunch
  • point to
  • premonish
  • see coming
  • warn of
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How to use portended in a sentence

An observation upon marriage suddenly contracted, as if it were ominous, and portended a sudden separation.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
Tarling had never addressed him in that language before, and the Chinaman knew just what this departure portended.
THE DAFFODIL MYSTERYEDGAR WALLACE
Dry weather at this time portended a plentiful season, while a rainy month indicated scarcity of food.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
A mole on the left knee portended a good spouse, with great riches, to the happy individual so marked.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
India had endured many changes of rulers before, but never the sort of changes in her ways that these things portended.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Perhaps it may be thought superstitious weakness, to imagine an eclipse portended some great event?
JESUS, THE MESSIAH; OR, THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES FULFILLED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES(A LADY) ANONYMOUS
The looms were still, and Patty met me at the door with a grave look, which I knew portended something.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
It portended either more wind and dry weather, or less wind accompanied by rain.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY
But had it not been proven at Umballa that his sign in the high heavens portended war and armed men?
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
Early in the evening thunder clouds heaped the western sky, and occasional flashes of lightning portended a shower.
POLLY OF THE HOSPITAL STAFFEMMA C. DOWD
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